Why you Need a Lone Worker App

Health and Safety Guidelines biowaste

Being a ‘lone worker’ is great! You’re not stuck in an office all day having to listen to Wendy’s ‘jokes’ or more stories about her cat. You’re out and about all day or just quietly working somewhere enjoying your own company. But what about your safety? No one likes to think about all the things …

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Top 5 Features of a Lone Worker App

Five Ways to Evaluate your Lone Worker App

What are the best features to have in your lone worker app? With so many people working from home these days or doing jobs where they are away from their colleagues, lots of lone worker solutions have sprung up. How do you know which one is best for you and your needs? We have put …

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Five Ways to Evaluate your Lone Worker App

Five Ways to Evaluate your Lone Worker App

Lone worker apps come in many varieties. This short article provides five criteria to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the most popular ones. The goal is to give you the tools to decide which lone worker app will work best for your organization. Safety Policy Your safety policy should be at the heart of …

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Lone Worker iPhone App from Ok Alone

Our Ok Alone lone worker app for iPhone is the solution to managing check-ins when your employees are working alone on their Apple phones. View the iPhone Ok Alone Lone Worker App on the App Atore THE MOST EFFECTIVE MONITORING Staff click the Check-in button on their iPhoneAlternatively, staff can check in by cell phone, by text or …

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Lone Worker Android App from Ok Alone

Our Ok Alone lone worker app for Android is the solution to managing check-ins when your employees are working alone. View the Android Ok Alone Lone Worker App on Google Play THE MOST EFFECTIVE MONITORING Staff click the Check-in button on their Android  lone worker app at intervals set by you. If they fail to respond …

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3 Unexpected Workplace Hazards

workplace hazard

Ever wondered how a workplace hazard differs from a workplace risk?  A workplace hazard is a thing or situation that has the potential to do harm.  Lots of unsuspecting things can be classified as workplace hazards, such as placing a heavy object on a top shelf.  After all, what goes up, must come down.  The …

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Duty of Care and Lone Working

Duty of Care

You will often hear the term “Duty of Care” use when people are discussing lone working. Have you ever wondered exactly what Duty of Care is?  For those of you not up on your legal history, Duty of Care dates back to the 1800s with connections to both Tort and Common law. Originally, a Duty …

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WorkSafeBC update to Work Alone Regulations

WorkSafeBC

WorkSafeBC update to Work Alone regulations We all know that in the province of British Columbia, employers who are under the jurisdiction of the Worker’s Compensation Board (WorkSafeBC) must implement a working alone program if they have workers who are assigned to work alone or in isolation. This requirement has been in place for many …

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Simple safety advice for women driving alone

Improving safety for employees who drive for work, from Ok Alone

The nightly news recently reported there are more people employed as drivers in Canada than any other job. Many of those drivers are women, and they are driving alone.  Work alone is often thought about as a separate issue, but it is often coupled by assault and violence.  As a result, we’ve compiled a list …

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Sub-Contractors and your Health and Safety Program

subcontratcor health and safety program

The first myth we need to disburse is that you are somehow not responsible for your sub-contractors health and safety while they are working on your job site or working in your name. This is not even a gray area anymore. For example Workers Compensation Board (WCB) in British Columbia looks at whether the sub-contractor …

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Health and Safety Guidelines for Workers Exposed to Biowaste

Health and Safety Guidelines biowaste

The handling of biowaste by lone workers is an area we hear more about each month.  Health and Safety Guidelines across Canada, USA, UK Australia and New Zealand all cover the unique risks assosiciated with biowaste.  In this blog, the team at SafetyON have kindly shared their thoughts on the subject. ————————- There are several …

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Working from home. Working alone

Working from home

Home working has more than doubled in the US since 2005.  In fact, the Huffington Post recently published an article about why the working from home trend is going to continue to grow or even explode.  The social, economic and environmental arguments for this shift are very strong.  In many major cities, a two hour …

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How can a Lone Worker App Protect Your People in High-Risk Situations?

Ok Alone lone worker monitoring High Risk Check-ins

Lone workers face greater risks than those who have co-workers nearby. Without support they may be unable to get immediate assistance in case of injury, incapacity or another type of emergency situation. Why do I need a lone worker app? A work alone safety device, such as a lone worker app, ensures employees have a …

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