Do you have team members that work alone in potentially dangerous or hostile environments? Read our latest post to find out how you could improve lone worker safety and communications throughout your team with two-way radio.
A lone worker is someone who works predominantly by themselves without close supervision or interaction with others within the organisation. This can include individuals who –
> Work from a fixed base
> Work separately from others on the same premises
Many people who work alone, in a large number of industries are often at risk from work related accidents violence, injury or illness. Whilst it isn’t illegal for your employees to work alone, as employers you do have a legal responsibility to protect your lone workers wherever possible
Do you employ staff who work alone or in hazardous working conditions? If so, do you currently have everything in place to ensure the risks are minimised?
How Two-Way Radio can help you to protect your lone working staff?
In situations where your team members are at risk, reliable and efficient communications are essential.
If you have identified there is room for improvement when it comes to your lone workers you could substantially benefit from implementing two-way radio equipment within your business, a solution that has been proven to substantially decrease the risks of lone working.
Not only can two way radio systems provide instant communication to individuals or groups (saving valuable time in an emergency situation), they can also be programmed with a range of emergency features which have been designed with lone-workers in mind.
These features can include –
> Lone Worker
> Man Down
> Emergency Button
How these features work?
Your system can be programmed to trigger a tone alarm, which is sent to multiple locations. This alarm will alert the other radio users that there is potentially a problem. For example -the system can be programmed to trigger when:
> Tilted vertically or horizontally
> There is excessive or lack of motion (the latter is in a genuine ‘man down’ situation)
> The emergency button is pressed
> The radio is inactivate after a set time
> The operator fails to respond to a message
Do everything you can to protect your employees today!
Chat to one of our friendly team about how two-way radio can provide piece of mind for you and your staff. Call the office now on – 01773 570 123 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
New to two-way radio? Why not take a look over our beginners guide to two-way radio here...written for beginners by begineers!