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Lone Worker Safety Solutions and Man Down Systems for Utility Workers

Our easy-to-use lone worker solution is ideal for the approximate 558.000 Americans operating in the Utilities sector, where employees come across a wide range of safety challenges that could leave them injured and incapacitated.

StaySafe is used by major Utilities companies in the USA and across the world. Our lone worker solution offers reliable protection by raising an alarm in an emergency even if a lone worker is unable to do so themselves.

How our safety app can support the Utilities sector

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.

Many Utility workers are required to operate in the back yards of customer properties and can come into contact with pet dogs and other animals which may be taken by surprise to find someone new in their territory. Situations like this can put Utility workers at risk.

The StaySafe app ensures lone workers have a way to signal for help in any situation. A panic button with the Man Down alarm can be used at any time, while missed check-in and session expiry alerts will send an alarm even 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.

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Some of our Utilities customers

Risks for lone workers in the Utilities sector

Working across a range of potentially dangerous environments and with hazardous equipment and materials, utility workers are exposed to some of the leading causes of workplace accidents and fatalities such as:

  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Injuries from lifting/handling
  • Being struck by an object
  • Being injured by machinery
  • Falls from height

As well as these most common risks, Utility workers are also exposed to other hazards which, if safety measures are not in place, can have detrimental consequences. For example:

  • Working near water
  • Working in confined spaces
  • Working with electricity
  • Working with hazardous substances
  • Driving
  • Working behind closed doors

How StaySafe helps protect 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 app also monitors the location of lone workers in real-time 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 where in a building they are based or when they are about to enter an area of low signal.

The StaySafe Monitoring Hub provides an accurate location and up-to-date safety status so that your organization is always able to know where your employees are located and that they are safe, even when travelling between different jobs during the day. 


Why the utilities sector loves the StaySafe monitoring solution
  • “StaySafe is an efficient and value saving solution that allows us to monitor all of our front-line employees distributed over a large geographical spread, from one place.”

    A-Jay Medwid

    , Operations Effectiveness, TransGas (division of SaskEnergy)
  • “Our workers out in the field now feel reassured that they will receive help should they ever require it even in remote areas or while working out of hours. With the ability to set up check-in intervals, which we have set for every half hour, we are immediately alerted if an employee fails to check-in and we can send them the appropriate assistance.”

    Padraic Dolan

    HSEQ Manager, Celtic Water
  • StaySafe is a great tool with lots of really useful features. If an employee panics or misses a check-in and can’t be contacted, not only can we now locate which site they are working on, but also where they are on the site

    Greg Saunders

    Foothills Automation and controls

If you are looking for a lone worker solution trusted by clients all over the globe, we would love to hear from you.

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