The pandemic is swelling the ranks of lone workers. Further complicating matters is the fact that those lone workers aren’t feeling safe in their jobs.
The numbers of stark. Almost half of lone workers have acknowledged not feeling safe at work, according to industry data. Nineteen per cent of lone workers report having an accident and struggling to get help.
What’s going on? Well, lone workers feel secure when they are connected.
Conversely, they feel less safe when they are out of connectivity range. Which is unfortunately becoming the norm.
Fewer than 32 per cent of employers confirmed that they were able to track the location of their lone workers once out of range.
That’s not all. Only half of all respondents reported having the ability to send and receive messages while lone workers were out of cellphone range. Slightly fewer than half of all respondents answered that they had procedures that could always be followed to get messages sent and received without reception.
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