There were over 2500 reported workplace injuries in Victoria alone in 2017, with slips, trips and falls being the biggest cause of workplace accidents across many industries. Whether falling from height or tripping on wiring and other hazards, falls can cause serious injury and even fatality to your employees. Knowing when a fall happens in a lone worker situation, sending immediate medical assistance can be the difference between a minor injury and a life changing one.
The problem organisations face is what type of solution do you choose and what features will meet your needs? There are a range of alert functions for different lone working situations, including missed check-ins, non-movement and discreet panic.

There are many types of communication technologies on the market today. It ranges from using mobile phone networks, satellite and GPS systems, as well as closed radio/wireless networks. If your workers operate in areas of mobile blackspots, implementing a low signal solution will still allow alerts to be sent. Redundancies can also be built in, which means multi-signal solutions are implemented if required.

As a minimum, your loan worker solution must have the capacity to detect non-movement and/or irregular movement where a distress situation may be happening. This capability provides the worker with a sense of safety and peace of mind knowing no matter what happens they are supported. This also helps meet your duty of care and any OH&S requirements in the workplace.

Your loan worker solution should also have the intelligence and features to stop any false positives, and provide the worker a chance to rectify any false alerts, reducing any costs associated with attending an incident.

Of Course! Loan worker solutions are used across many different industries. Step Global has successfully deployed solutions into the construction, mining and utilities industries. Healthcare and applied health services is an ideal environment for a loan worker solution. Our solution not only provides the ability to alert, it can also help with job allocation, time reduction of manual check-ins and real time location tracking.

We can definitely help, no matter what industry you’re in! Some examples of lone working staff include;

  • Real-Estate agents
  • Engineers and Mining workers
  • Nursing and healthcare workers
  • Utility meter readers
  • Land and Civil Surveyors
  • Social workers
  • Retail staff
  • Construction workers
  • Salespeople
  • Cleaners

Location tracking & worker safety

Having linked and secure monitoring accurately locates your lone workers on a map and provides you with real-time updates on their movements. Capturing accurate logs and data reports can be provided to help better understand the movements of workers throughout their activities.

Meeting Duty of Care & OH&S obligations

Creating and Issuing lone working guidance is important to ensure your business keeps up to date with the safety obligations of all staff, no matter where they are based.  Lone working poses specific risks and health and safety laws reflects this. There has also been a shift in recent years towards prioritising employee wellbeing which, whilst not a legal requirement, can have a positive effect on employee engagement, motivation and retention.

Reduce costs associated with false alerts

Providing your employees with a low cost, easy to use technical solution eliminates the need for paper trails and routine check-in calls. The flexibility allows you to decide how you manage your employees and alert responses.

Peace of mind for all workers

Your employees have a 24/7 facility to check-in and alert, regardless of their state of health, which means they can feel safe and confident that, if under any type of distress, they will be attended to straight away.