As an employer, the security of your employees is paramount. This is not only a personal choice but you now have a legal responsibility for the health, safety and welfare of the employees including any self-employed people and visitors to your site. That’s why the risk assessments and lone worker protection is important to ensure non-bias and secure completion, when choosing the security to outsource.
By completion of your lone worker risk assessment through an external security company, you can be sure that the assessment is accredited to BD8484. Some security companies can offer services that monitor your worker’s locations in real time, which means that they are protected in difficult situations.
State of the art services can be required depending on your requirements; offerings include GPS location devices that can be used within a mobile phone to locate your lone workers in intervals that suit your requirements. A push for help service is also allocated on mobile phone that uses for a four key pass code that activated a speed dial where lone workers can ask for help or allow the security team to listen and gage the situation.
Another offering provided by security companies allows you to monitor the orientation of your lone workers; this system requires a mobile with in-built accelerometer which will alert if the orientation of the worker changes, this could include falling or the inability to move.