Lone workers can be found in a wide range of industries. Do you know if your employees are protected from an incident or harzard during their shift?
The Blackline Safety lone worker monitoring solutions are one of the most affordable and the most effective, safety monitoring solutions available. They will optimise any organisation’s capability through a timely, pin-point emergency response during an incident, improving an employee’s outcome is the true bottom line.
Oil & Gas
Lone workers are not just prone to risks outdoors—indoor workspaces also challenge the safety of employees. For instrumentation technologists to reclamation technicians, a laboratory can pose just as many risks as a jobsite or plant. Other roles such as operators and heavy-duty mechanics face their share of challenges throughout their worksite too.
Natural gas, electric, water and wastewater utilities pose many risks for your work alone employees. Electrical engineers and maintenance personnel often work alone for extended periods of time at treatment plants, outdoor pumps and high voltage electrical sites that can be hazardous. Employees work with machinery, chemicals, toxic gases and other dangers on a daily basis.
From food production to automotive fabrication, this industry incorporates a diverse spectrum of manufacturers including Biotech & Pharma. Engineers, operators, assemblers and compounders face the dangers of working with and near heavy-duty machinery, conveyor belts and combustible liquids, and spray booths. Warehouses and production plants are noisy and fast-paced, with many moving parts.
Transportation & Logistics
Class A, yard jockey drivers and crude oil haulers transport goods in double-wides, semis and tanker trucks. These lone workers are often on the road for long periods of time, and with unreliable road conditions and potential fatigue, these workers are susceptible to accidents, health events, and interaction with the public. Within shipping and receiving facilities, heavy items and moving forklifts pose risks to warehouse personnel and supervisors.
For security personal night shifts increase workplace hazards and associated risks as they can have little to no contact with their co-workers or shift managers through-out the course of their shift. They can become prime targets for thieves and vandals because who take advantage of the darkness of night to carry out their activities.
In an industry devoted to healing others and saving lives, doctors, nurses, paramedics, porters and administrators face daily challenges working in hospitals, clinics, research labs, and psychiatric centers. From routine check-ups to surgery, these lone workers also engage with patients who behave erratically and visitors who are not able to cope with the challenges of daily life. Paramedics are often on the road and can encounter dangerous situations.
Parks and recreation, education, environmental, public safety, transportation, natural resources, utilities and healthcare all work under the umbrella of government. From parking inspectors and bus drivers to fire and police departments, government workers risk their lives every day to save others. Performing the duties of each layer of government presents everyday risks to all employees, including interaction with members of the public.
Construction & Engineering
Many employees work beyond the drafting table. Structural engineers, site superintendents, foremen and all trades face many risks in construction zones. Whether high in the sky on scaffolding, excavating or moving heavy slabs, sometimes a hard hat just isn’t enough. Lone workers face being struck by falling objects, slips, trips and falls, crush injuries, dust and chemical inhalation every day.
This vast industry covers earth sciences and includes forestry, minerals, metals, mining and energy. Geologists, land surveyors, inspectors, loggers and miners often work in remote areas of the world where satellite coverage is the only way to communicate. From rock drills to mineral labs, explosions, barricades and moving objects can leave lone workers in need of help.
Pharmaceutical & Biotech
Chemists, factory line staff and distributors in this industry are often working in laboratories and manufacturing facilities that pose chemical dangers, store radioactive materials, or handle biological agents. Lab coats, safety glasses, respirator hoods and other protective gear cannot always help your lone workers when an incident occurs.