In most countries the law requires employers to manage any health and safety risks for people working alone. Working alone is synonymous with contractors and employees in isolated or remote locations but you can also be surrounded by many people and be working alone.
When we think of lone workers we think of people isolated in remote areas but lone worker, by definition can include:
- Staff on the night shift
- Contractors working inside occupied premises but in isolation of direct supervision
- Delivery workers
- Repair staff
- Workers involved in construction
- Maintenance and repair staff in the field
- Agricultural and forestry workers
- Social and medical workers
- Estate agents and many more
Available lone worker tools
To help you manage lone worker safety you can:
- Nominate people to act as safety operators. Safety operators are notified when an employee or service provider signs in and states they are working alone. They can also be alerted to the fact a person working alone is due to sign out or is overdue.
- Setup lone worker questions at sign in. When employees or service providers sign into a location, capture presence data like their working alone status, duration on-site, the purpose of visit, and area/zone they are working in.
- Create custom notifications using triggers alerting your safety operators that they have people working alone or are overdue.
- View a list of people on-site using dashboards including those who have updated their geolocation using WolMobile.
- Ask people to activate location tracking on WolMobile – This allows your organization to view the presence of employees and contractors using the geolocation reporting tools in your WhosOnLocation account.