How our safety app can support the Utilities sector in the UK and around the world
Lone working has become commonplace for those working in the Utilities sector. Many employees regularly travel between, and work on, sites alone or carry out work in empty properties and client homes. While working alone is usually safe, lone working brings with it additional risk, as any danger faced is faced alone.
The StaySafe app ensures lone workers have a way to signal for help in any situation. A panic button can be used at any time, while missed check-in and session expiry alerts will send an alarm if the lone worker cannot. Non-movement will be detected if an employee has been incapacitated while a wearable button can be worn to detect falls.
Risks for lone workers in the Utilities sector
Working across a range of environments and with hazardous equipment and materials, utilities workers are exposed to some of the leading causes of workplace accidents and fatalities, such as:
As well as these most common risks, workers are also exposed to other hazards which, if safety measures are not in place, can have detrimental consequences. For example:
Guide to lone working in the utilities sector
How StaySafe helps protect your lone workers in the Utilities industry
At StaySafe, we have specifically-designed functionality to overcome common lone worker challenges faced in the Utilities industry. A panic button can be pressed at any time to signal for help, while missed check-ins and man-down alerts will notify someone even when a lone worker is unable to reach their phone.
The StaySafe app gives employers visibility of the location and safety status of lone workers in an emergency and allows them to check-in safely once they have finished a lone working or travel session. A note taking facility allows lone workers to add extra details to a session such as with whom they are meeting or where in a building they are based.
If an employee activates the app’s panic button or fails to check in, alerts are instantly visible in the online StaySafe monitoring hub. Chosen managers are automatically notified via text, call and email. With StaySafe, you can protect your employees wherever they are and whenever they need help