Whatever the motive for protecting your workers, here's some advice on how to create a culture of safety and compliance.
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As you can see, developing a lone worker strategy for a utility is anything but predictable, and it touches all aspects of the organization. It covers employees working alone or with the public, teams working in isolation, employees who travel, it is intertwined with your safe driving policy, and so much more.
The difference between doing your safety monitoring in-house, or having it handled by a third party is ultimately up to what is right for your business. At Telelink, we have invested in ISC-100 training for our emergency response agents to ensure they are always prepared for the calls we never want to get.
A lone worker is anyone who works by themselves without any direct supervision. For instance, consider addictions counsellors; they aren't alone when they're working with in a home setting, but they are certainly at risk. Many professions involve significant risk in their day to day responsibilities, whether it's working security overnight at a mine or working for the government in child services
Nowadays, both the general public and employees put a higher premium on workplace safety in our culture. When we examine how the expectation of safety has evolved, there are three things driving the cultural shift...
Whether you own a site where workers operate in isolation or a company that employs Lone Workers, safety monitoring is one of the most important procedures for employers to put insurance in place, to operate in compliance with Federal legislation, and most of all to protect the safety of their employees working alone.