Do I have lone workers in rural, isolated or hazardous locations?
Regardless of the sectors in which they work, a lone worker is exposed to significant risk simply because they work alone. This is because lone workers behave differently compared to those working in teams, working unsupervised and without colleagues they inherently take more risks. Injuries for lone workers seem to be worse than for those who work in teams. If a lone worker does have an accident, this potentially could be compounded as they are alone without help at hand.
Working in a rural location more than likely means your lone workers will have limited or non-existent mobile phone reception. Therefore, you need to consider ways in which they can communicate with you and raise the alarm in the event of an emergency.
The Health and Safety Executive stipulates that employers must assess the health and safety risks associated with any activity before the work begins and give special consideration to lone and remote workers. Failure to comply with the law can put employers at risk of £1m+ fines, custodial sentences and, in extreme circumstances, result in staff fatalities.
You need to comply with your legal duties towards any lone workers you have under:
- the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
- the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
- the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 (in the worst case scenarios)
Trackplot’s lone worker monitoring solution helps employers comply with the law, avoid prosecution and ensure the safety of their staff.
In the field
We have been trusted to protect many different outdoor sectors from estate management to forestry, our technology is used in a variety of situations to support teams across the country. As well as protecting lone workers, our system helps managers create a robust lone worker system and cater notification cycles to the needs of the business.
Read more about some of the ways we have helped customers here.