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Journey Management
Our Journey Management solution provides centralised visibility of your mobile workers, automated emergency escalations and helps reduce the number of accidents, injuries and delays among mobile workers.

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Lone Worker Management
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Lone Worker Management
Our Lone Worker solution provides complete visibility no matter where your workers are, effective communication with periodic check-ins and a fast and reliable emergency escalation process.
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EHS Management
Incident Reporting
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EHS Management
Our Incident Reporting solution helps you prevent workplace injuries by capturing crucial details, assigning corrective actions, and safety trend analysis with data-driven insights.

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Hazard Identification
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Hazard Identification
With our Hazard Identification solution, you can capture, prioritize and control workplace hazards. Unlike paper-based solutions, anyone can report a hazard while working out in the field. The report is done quickly and from any mobile or web-based device.
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Safety Observations
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Safety Observations Guide
Our safety observation solution offers real-time communication, ensuring swift action on safety concerns. It streamlines and improves employee safety, empowering safety managers to proactively mitigate risks and drive a safer work environment.
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Audits and Inspections
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Audits and Inspections Guide
With our Audits & Inspections solution, you can schedule and assign standardized Audits & Inspections. Allocate corrective actions and track the progress of remediation efforts.
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Fatigue Management
Alertness Tracking
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Fatigue Management
Our proactive Fatigue Management solution uses a game-like quiz to identify when your people are struggling with alertness, a leading indicator of fatigue.
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Training
Training Tracker
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Training Tracker
Our Training Tracking solution simplifies the complexities of safety training scheduling. Build out training curriculums by site, role or project and rely on automated training reminders and renewals.
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Journey Management
Our Journey Management solution provides centralised visibility of your mobile workers, automated emergency escalations and helps reduce the number of accidents, injuries and delays among mobile workers.
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Mining, Oil and Gas
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Ensure your mining operations meet the highest standards of safety and compliance with SafetyIQ. Our proactive safety management is specifically configured to manage all elements of Work Health and Safety that are unique to the Mining Industry.
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Manufacturing
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Ou safety software empowers the manufacturing industry to create safer, healthier, and more productive workspaces. We help you to truly become the guardian of your workforce's safety, protecting the backbone of your organization from the risks that could grind your progress to a halt.
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Construction and Engineering
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Our safety management solution was built manage all elements of Work Health and Safety that are unique to the Construction Industry including safety processes for workers that travel or work alone, with a comprehensive EHS Management tool.
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We help Transport and Logistics companies to streamline incident reporting, real-time monitoring of drivers, enhance compliance management, and enable data-driven decision-making. Experience a safer and more efficient operation with SafetyIQ.
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Health and Community Services
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We help Health and Community Services Organisations meet the highest standards of safety and compliance. Our Safety management platform is specifically configured to manage all elements of Work Health and Safety that are unique to the Health and Community Services Industry.
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Ensure your mining operations meet the highest standards of safety and compliance with SafetyIQ. Our proactive safety management is specifically configured to manage all elements of Work Health and Safety that are unique to the Mining Industry.
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Journey Management
Our Journey Management solution provides centralised visibility of your mobile workers, automated emergency escalations and helps reduce the number of accidents, injuries and delays among mobile workers.
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Lone Worker Management
Our Lone Worker solution provides complete visibility no matter where your workers are, effective communication with periodic check-ins and a fast and reliable emergency escalation process.
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Incident Reporting
Our Incident Reporting solution helps you prevent workplace injuries by capturing crucial details, assigning corrective actions, and safety trend analysis with data-driven insights.

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Hazard Identification
With our Hazard Identification solution, you can capture, prioritize and control workplace hazards. Unlike paper-based solutions, anyone can report a hazard while working out in the field. The report is done quickly and from any mobile or web-based device.
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Safety Observations
Our Safety Observation solution offers real-time communication, ensuring swift action on safety concerns. It streamlines and improves employee safety, empowering safety managers to proactively mitigate risks and drive a safer work environment.
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Audits and Inspections
With our Audits and Inspections solution, you can schedule and assign standardized Audits and Inspections. Allocate corrective actions and track the progress of remediation efforts.
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Training Tracker
Our Training Tracking solution simplifies the complexities of safety training scheduling. Build out training curriculums by site, role or project and rely on automated training reminders and renewals.
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Training Tracker Guide
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Fatigue Management
Our proactive Fatigue Management solution uses a game-like quiz to identify when your people are struggling with alertness, a leading indicator of fatigue.
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Mining, Oil and Gas
Ensure your mining operations meet the highest standards of safety and compliance with SafetyIQ. Our proactive safety management is specifically configured to manage all elements of Workplace Health and Safety that are unique to the Mining Industry.
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Manufacturing
Our safety software empowers the manufacturing industry to create safer, healthier, and more productive workspaces. We help you to truly become the guardian of your workforce's safety, protecting the backbone of your organization from the risks that could grind your progress to a halt.
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Manufacturing Safety Guide
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Construction and Engineering
Our safety management solution was built to manage all elements of Workplace Health and Safety that are unique to the Construction Industry including safety processes for workers that travel or work alone, with a comprehensive Safety Management Platform.
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Transport and Logistics
We help Transport and Logistics companies to streamline incident reporting, real-time monitoring of drivers, enhance compliance management, and enable data-driven decision-making. Experience a safer and more efficient operation with SafetyIQ.
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Transport and Logistics Safety Guide
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Health and Community Services
We help Health and Community Services Organisations meet the highest standards of safety and compliance. Our Safety management platform is specifically configured to manage all elements of Workplace Health and Safety that are unique to the Health and Community Services Industry.
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9 Key Steps to Improving Lone Worker Safety

Lone workers are a crucial part of many businesses, from utility technicians to delivery drivers. Ensuring their safety is not only a matter of legal compliance but also a vital step towards fostering a culture of safety within the organization. This guide aims to provide you with actionable steps to improve your lone worker safety protocols.

Understanding Lone Workers

Before we delve into strategies for enhancing safety, let's first understand who lone workers are. These are employees who operate without close or direct supervision, often in remote or isolated locations. Understanding their unique challenges is the first step towards formulating effective safety measures.

Risks Faced by Lone Workers

Lone workers face several risks, including:

  • Physical hazards. These may arise from the nature of their work or the environment in which they operate.
  • Health emergencies. Lone workers may suffer from health issues while on duty, and immediate help might not be available.
  • Violence. Certain jobs, like security or retail, may expose lone workers to the risk of violent confrontations.

Legal Obligations

Employers have a legal duty to ensure the safety and health of all workers, including those working alone. This is typically covered under occupational health and safety legislation, although the specifics may vary depending on the jurisdiction.

These regulations are in place to ensure the protection of workers and cover a wide range of recommendations. Employers are legally required to assess and handle the risks associated with lone working before allowing individuals to do so.

SafetyIQ offers a streamlined, automated, and reliable approach to managing the risks of a lone and isolated workforce. You can use our Lone Worker Safety Guide as a  resource to create or improve your organization's policies and procedures regarding lone worker safety. Discover all you need to safeguard your Lone Worker’s Safety with our comprehensive and complimentary guide. It covers:

  • Thorough risk management techniques
  • Insights into Australian lone worker legislation
  • Effective lone worker safety solutions

For more information, you can download the guide here.

What are The Key Steps to Improving Lone Worker Safety?

1. Risk Assessment 

A thorough risk assessment is the backbone of any effective safety policy. This involves identifying potential hazards, evaluating the level of risk they pose, and identifying appropriate control measures. The risk assessment should be regularly reviewed and updated as necessary.

2. Safety Policy 

An effective safety policy should consider the unique risks faced by lone workers and provide clear guidelines for managing those risks. The policy should be communicated to all relevant parties, including the workers themselves, supervisors, and emergency responders.

3. Training and Education 

Lone workers need to be adequately trained to handle emergencies and understand the risks associated with their roles. This training should cover first aid, emergency procedures, recognizing hazards, and using safety equipment.

4. Supervision and Monitoring

Although lone workers operate without direct supervision, it's crucial to have a system in place to monitor their safety. This could involve regular check-ins, tracking devices, or alarm systems.

5. Communication Systems

Effective communication is vital for lone worker safety. Workers should have a reliable means of contacting their supervisors or emergency services in case of an incident.

6. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 

Depending on the nature of their work, lone workers may need PPE to mitigate certain risks. This could include safety footwear, high-visibility clothing, or respiratory protective equipment.

7. Emergency Procedures

Lone workers should be well-versed in emergency procedures, including how to summon help and what to do in case of a specific incident, like a fire or a violent confrontation.

8. Mental Health Considerations

Lone working can be isolating, which can impact mental health. Employers should provide support in this area, such as regular check-ins and resources for managing stress.

9. Regular Reviews

Safety measures should be regularly reviewed and updated as necessary. This ensures that they remain effective and can adapt to changing circumstances.

By implementing these steps, you can significantly improve the safety of your lone workers and foster a culture of safety within your organization. Remember, the key to successful lone worker safety lies in effective communication, thorough risk assessments, and ongoing training.

Effectiveness of Communication Technologies

Research conducted by Svertoka, E. et al. in 2021 highlighted the effectiveness of using communication technologies, such as wearable devices and mobile apps, in enhancing the safety of workers. The study revealed that devices equipped with GPS tracking and emergency alert features significantly improved response times in emergency situations.

Impact of Training on Worker Safety

A systematic review published in the National Library of Medicine examined the impact of safety training on workers. The findings suggested that safety training, particularly when it includes scenario-based exercises and regular refreshers, increases workers' awareness of potential hazards and their ability to respond effectively to emergencies.

Empower Your Lone Workers with SafetyIQ's Cutting-Edge Solution

In today's fast-paced work environment, ensuring the safety of your lone workers is paramount. SafetyIQ's Lone Worker solution offers complete visibility of your remote employees, facilitating effective communication through periodic check-ins and a rapid emergency escalation process. By leveraging our innovative solution, you not only prioritize the well-being of your lone workers but also streamline safety protocols –  leading to a more secure and efficient work environment. 

Make the safety of your lone workers a top priority with SafetyIQ's Lone Worker solution and take the first step towards a safer and more productive work environment. Discover how our solution can revolutionize your approach to lone worker safety and drive unparalleled peace of mind. You can contact us here.

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