Part two of our lone worker Q&A series. In this blog, we talk less about one specific solution and more about legislation and requirements for when are where two-way communication is necessary.
Telelink solutions expert, Chris Legge drives across Canada and puts his Journey Management knowledge to the test. Read here to learn about highlights of the drive, as well as Chris' checklist of things to include for anybody embarking on a long journey.
Being prepared will help you seamlessly transition to ELDs. You have plenty of time to get ahead of these new regulations, choose a solution, and train your team to implement ELDs successfully. If you choose a solution that is already certified, you can minimize the time and effort ensuring compliance with the new regulation.
As Safety professionals, it is our duty to protect employees and keep their well-being at the top of our priority list. Fighting on their behalf means we need to speak the language of the board room and demonstrate that what is in the best interest of our employees, is in the best interest of the bottom line.
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.