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Guide to getting employees on board with safety devices

Introduction

Providing your lone workers with a safety solution like StaySafe is a great step to take as a business. But whether you have just begun your search or have already rolled out a solution, you may be concerned about experiencing resistance from your workforce.

For many, resistance comes from a lack of understanding or fear of the unknown. Your employees may feel they do not need a safety solution, do not have time for it or simply do not understand how it works. Yet there are simple steps you can take to break down some of these barriers and get your employees on board with their new lone worker devices.

Your employees may feel they do not need a safety solution, do not have time for it or simply do not understand how it works. Yet there are simple steps you can take to break down some of these barriers and get your employees on board with their new lone worker devices. Read more

Lone working and the importance of training

For lone working staff, training is particularly important as they work in environments where there are no colleagues around to provide a helping hand or point out a mistake that could lead to an accident.

News stories regularly point out a lack of training as a contributing or sole factor for serious workplace injuries and fatalities. Just last week an incident was reported in the news of a lone worker being crushed by a falling vehicle. Aside from a lack in proper risk assessment, it was also found that the staff member involved was not properly trained or experienced to carry out the task in hand safely. Read more