Companies today are increasingly becoming pressured to conform to worker health and safety laws and regulations across the globe. Acts, such as the Model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act in Australia and the provincial Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Acts in Canada, make it mandatory for companies to implement lone worker safety measures. As a result, companies with lone workers are required to take steps to ensure their safety. Not complying to this legislation can result in substantial financial penalties or imprisonment. However, this requirement can become a business advantage.
Some companies are using very ‘clunky’ and ‘ineffective’ solutions associated with the safety of their lone workers or mobile workforce. These are the 4 common processes:
How are managers effectively ensuring the safety of their team? If a lone worker had an incident, how long is it before someone would know? None of these processes alert management to incidents.
If companies are found non-compliant they can receive fines up to $3 million and workers may receive fines up to $600,000. It’s not only the breach in regulation that costs an organisation, it’s the effect on reputation and the perception that a company is not valuing the safety of their team. A fatality can seriously tarnish internal moral and safety standards, but most importantly it’s the high cost of losing a life that is of consequence.
Due to heavy consequences, implementing effective health and safety systems that improve safety performance is becoming a priority. With an increase in risks associated with travel and lone working, more companies are addressing these risks and protecting their people with systems such as SafetyIQ.
SafetyIQ is designed for people, managers, and organisations. SafetyIQ is a communication system that enables organisations to control the risks and protect their mobile workforce. If you are concerned about the safety of your travelling workforce, SafetyIQ gives you visibility over where they are. The business advantage is, there’s an alert system that triggers communication with emergency contacts as soon as an employee does not check-in to SafetyIQ. This ensures that lone workers are being protected, and managers have the confidence they are effectively managing the safety of their mobile workforce.
SafetyIQ effectively supports management and enhances their ability to look after their people.
The SafetyIQ Demo highlights:
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