Job roles such as postal workers, security guards, traffic wardens, estate agents, cleaners etc could all find themselves working alone for long period of time without direct supervision. Lone working roles also span across many industries and it is estimated that around 8 million employees in the UK are lone workers.
Employers have a legal obligation to ensure the safety of all their employees, including employees who work alone. Certain job roles can have a varying degree of risk or hazards associated with them and it’s important that these are identified to help prevent accidents suffered by lone working employees.
Even though there are many solutions available to help protect the safety of lone working employees, some employers are still not implementing these within their organisation. There are many factors to take into consideration on why lone worker safety is more important than ever and some of these are:
Often the main concern for a lone worker is that they won’t be able to call for help if they slip, trip or fall unconscious when working alone. In some instances, a serious fall could lead to a fatal injury if immediate medical assistance is not provided. This is why organisations should consider providing their lone working employees with personal safety devices, such as the MicroSOS.
The device allows lone workers to raise an alarm directly to a 24/7 Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) in an emergency with a simple press of the button. The device is also capable of raising an automatic “Man Down” alarm when it detects a sudden impact from a slip, trip or fall, giving lone workers complete confidence to carry out their day to day tasks.
Contact Peoplesafe’s sales team today on 0800 990 3563 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more features of the MicroSOS.