What Can be Done to Increase Lone Worker Safety?

Many work places, especially in the health and correctional sectors, require that their employees work alone on some shifts. These people are called lone workers. Being a lone worker is as challenging as it is dangerous and the people who work in these conditions face danger on a regular basis. So what can be done to increase their safety while they are at work? This will be the topic of our article.

Lone Worker SafetyProvide Safety Training for Employees

A big part of lone worker safety is to make sure that they receive adequate training on how to react in dangerous situations. Indeed, a person who does not panic and reacts according to what he or she was taught when confronted to danger has more chances to escape a precarious situation than a person who has not received any training on how to act in such situations.

Give Them a Wireless Panic Button

Sometimes, lone workers will face very tough situations that they cannot escape safely on their own. In these cases, how can they ask for help?

A small device called a wireless panic button can make all the difference between a tragic accident and a quickly resolved incident. When a worker feels that he is in danger and that he needs help to get out of it, he can press on the wireless panic button to send a signal to a central receiver. This receiver will then send a message to the people that are connected to the system to tell them that someone is in danger and where the person requesting backup is located. This is the best solution to minimize tragic events involving people who are working in dangerous work places such as prisons, psych wards and youth centers.

Wireless panic buttons have many strengths that make them must haves for lone workers in dangerous work places. Here are a few of them :

  • Quick and precise localization without error
  • Possibility to integrate it with an already installed PA system if needed
  • Eliminate nuisance alarms risk
  • Workers are also protected by the wireless panic button when they are outside of a building
  • Each transmitter has its own personalized identification
  • Transmitters can be deactivated remotely in case they are stolen

This concludes this article on what can be done to increase lone worker safety. We strongly believe that training people who work in dangerous work places to react calmly in front of danger and giving them wireless panic buttons is the best way to ensure that the number of tragedies involving lone workers are kept low.