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LONE WORKER MONITORING

TRACKING OF LONE WORKERS FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY


Lone Worker Monitoring

FUSION automatically tracks and monitors lone workers when they visit remote sites or work with potentially hazardous equipment, for example, electrical switch rooms, unmanned substations for water, electricity, gas, telephone, etc. Lone Worker Monitoring makes for simple, automatic and no-hassle monitoring. A FUSION Beacon is positioned at each site to be visited. At the time of arrival of the operative on site, the beacon automatically causes the lone worker's mobile device to transmit its identity and location to the control centre. The man down alert system raises an alarm at the lone worker monitoring system should the worker's mobile fail to report in or when there is a man down with no movement detected during a pre-determined time interval.

The mobile's camera is used by technicians as a mobile CCTV camera to register the visit and film any problems encountered. A single frame or video stream is transmitted directly to the central monitoring station Digital Video Recorder either in real time or when a connection is re-established if the mobile is out of GSM or WiFi range.

Applications include maintenance visits to:

  • unattended control centres
  • switch rooms
  • power plants
  • electrical substations
  • pump stations, etc.

What is lone working?

A lone worker is an employee who performs an activity that is carried out in isolation from others workers and without close or direct supervision. Staff members and contractors working alone may be exposed to risk, with no-one there to assist them in the event of an accident or incident.

Consider your Lone Working Policy and perform a Lone Working Risk Assessment. View the Health and Safety Guidance on the risks of lone working on The Health and Safety Executive website.

"Employers are responsible for the health, safety and welfare at work of all their workers. They also have responsibility for the health and safety of any contractors or self-employed people doing work for them.

Employers have a duty to assess risks to lone workers and take steps to avoid or control risks where necessary."

HSE Health & Safety Guidance