lone worker app

There's no denying it, technology is here to stay, so forget about going back to the stone age!

Who ever thought that there would be a phone application geared towards making dangerous work environments safer? The answer to that, a stern and offhand NO! The lone worker app is a phone application that individual workers can use to report any occupational disasters that may come their way when they're alone in the field. Different from manual check-in calls whereby an employee checks in at timed intervals, this application works at the touch of a button. But how different is this from the way it used to be?

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How It Works

This application functions just like any smartphone application. You download it, install it and you're good to go. Normally your employer will choose which application to use for the simple sake of commonality, otherwise how would he respond if you're using your own kind. With most of these applications there is a user interface that allows you to specify the threat level in the case of an emergency. Alert options usually range from panic, discreet panic to duress. That's not all. When you open the application or send out a distress signal, the app brings out an accurate GPS location so that rescuers can pinpoint your location for immediate rescue.

The Past vs The Present

In the past, workers used a manual 'check-in call' system whereby they reported to their employees at timed intervals. Despite being a low cost system, it was riddled with a number of challenges. One of them was that a busy schedule could result in a worker forgetting to check-in, thereby causing a false alarm. So to remedy some of the many challenges of the check-in call system, the lone worker app was invented.

What The Fuss Is All About

The burning question is If this is an 'application' where exactly does it find application? The lone worker app is ideal for different categories of workers

* Those who find themselves in danger by virtue of the kind of people around them. This class mainly includes social workers, municipal police and standardisation officials whose primary responsibilities include enforcement or the exercising of authority over people who pose a risk to their safety and well-being.

*Those who, despite not having people around them, are at risk because of the particular work they're carrying out. Examples that easily come to mind are power utility workers who attend to electricity faults regularly, park rangers who may from time to time have to deal with poachers, as well as weather station personnel who may find themselves in the eye of a storm from time to time.

*Workers who work after hours and usually in remote locations. The immediate work environment might be utterly harmless but something as like a heart attack can leave one stranded and helpless. School caretakers, security guards and data centre employees are examples of such workers.

The lone worker app is saving lives everyday and it's about time you got in on the action. It's cheap, accessible and convenient.