Lone Worker Devices

Our lone worker devices provide added safety and reassurance for colleagues working remotely or alone, offering an immediate way to call for assistance in an emergency.

Staff working in potentially high-risk environments or deployed to remote locations or settings where they work alone require a way to communicate with their supervisors or teams and summon help should an incident occur. Our advanced lone worker devices function as one-touch alarms, instantly transmitting an alert to our 24/7 Alarm Receiving Centre.

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Lone worker safety devices can be deployed to any team member and are commonly used by businesses providing public-facing services or where colleagues may be working in isolated conditions. These small, discreet devices offer peace of mind, where every employee knows they can call for backup if they feel at risk or in danger.

Featuring built-in GPS location trackers and two-way communication channels, these multi-function devices ensure that should any threat or medical emergency occur, our trained response team will step in to stabilise, defuse or respond to the situation.

Facilitating Rapid Emergency Responses With Lone Worker Devices

While emergencies may be rare, the value of a lone worker device is that support and backup is always available should it be needed. When a person triggers their device, a signal is sent instantly to our alarm response team, which can make contact, identify the issue, and determine the correct response.

Lone worker devices are versatile, and the right protocol will depend on the reason for the alert, such as:

  • Contacting the emergency services if the person has become unwell or been injured in an accident.
  • Liaising with the police, security teams or support teams if a worker feels they are exposed to a risk of violence, aggression or illegality.
  • Communicating with the wearer if they have become lost or disorientated or summoning a colleague to attend the incident if it is non-urgent.

If an employee cannot communicate, the default response is to consider the alarm a critical incident and react rapidly to safeguard their welfare. The two-way communication feature ensures that should a lone worker alarm be activated accidentally, the response team can confirm this and stand down the alarm.

Who Uses Our Lone Worker Devices?

Individual safety alarms can be used in any sector or industry where an employee may be vulnerable or as a general safeguard against incidents occurring where a person is working alone.

Some of the many organisations and businesses that use our lone worker safety devices and around-the-clock monitoring service introduce these policies for:

  • Remote workers and those working from home.
  • Warehouse and delivery colleagues.
  • Vulnerable workers such as work experience placements.
  • Healthcare and home-visiting workers.
  • Retail colleagues working individually.

Managers and supervisors also issue lone worker devices for workforce members in remote environments, such as those working in agricultural settings or on construction and highway projects where direct, in-person supervision is not possible.

Mitigating Workforce Risks With Lone Worker Devices

Lone worker deviceThe primary purpose of a lone worker alarm is to ensure that the wearer can inform their colleagues of any emergencies, developing situations or risks, with responders able to determine the best course of action. They also function as panic alarms in urgent scenarios and help employers reduce lone working risks and protect the well-being of their staff.

Each organisation may develop its own policy for the use of lone worker alarms or provide staff training to ensure each wearer knows when and how to issue an alert.

Lone worker devices may be a suitable way to prevent unacceptable risk levels from occurring where colleagues are potentially exposed to:

  • Hazardous working conditions.
  • Medical emergencies without immediate assistance available.
  • Threats to their mental or physical welfare.
  • Possible aggression, intimidation and violence.

Businesses engaged in higher-risk professions, such as eviction enforcement agencies, may deploy lone worker devices to every colleague, meeting their responsibilities to protect each employee from threats and other unacceptable working environments.

Should a staff member experience an emergency or accident, they can also use their lone worker device to establish communications, particularly if they are stationed in a remote location where a mobile signal may not be available.

Features of Our Lone Worker Devices

Each lone worker safety device is fully fitted with advanced functionality to assist in a variety of emergencies. When the device is activated, the alert is sent to our Alarm Receiving Centre, where skilled responders will log the incident, investigate the cause and communicate with the wearer while the appropriate response is actioned.

Our cutting-edge lone worker alarms feature:

  • GPS location tracking.
  • One-touch emergency panic alarms.
  • Lightweight casing.
  • A standby battery with a 10-day charge.

Users can customise the mobile network their lone worker alarms connect with and select from accessories or colours to coordinate with staff uniforms, while tailored programming allows wearers to add geofencing parameters as required.

Other solutions within our security devices range can be used alongside lone worker alarms, including body-worn cameras with detachable clips to ensure devices are easy to wear, durable, and continue to function in adverse weather conditions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We provide always-on monitoring through our Alarm Receiving Centre. If a device is activated, a trained security responder will intervene, manage the alert and action the correct response protocol.

That could mean contacting the police or ambulance service, liaising with the wearer to ensure they are safe, tracking the user’s location, initiating a security response team, or communicating with other on-site staff and managers.

These devices can be programmed with a range of mobile networks, ensuring that you can select any network with good coverage in your local area. However, should a wearer be outside of range or unable to access a mobile phone, they can also utilise the two-way communication function.

While a lone worker alarm may not be compulsory, they are often considered a responsible way for businesses to comply with workforce safety legislation, such as the regulations set by the Health and Safety Executive. By issuing remote worker alarms, employers can ensure that all staff have an easy, immediate way to raise an alert or call for help in any emergency.