Working in Isolation

One might think that the phrase ‘working in isolation’ would only apply to workers who travel to very remote locations, but this is not the case at all.

In fact, some workers will find themselves working in an environment where they are not isolated by distance, but are instead cut-off by physical barriers. This can obviously have some serious implications in the event of an accident or injury when the worker may require urgent assistance. Not only can the fact that the worker is isolated mean that raising an alarm (if the worker is able to) might be difficult, but also it may then take time for help to reach the worker, depending on where they are.

Examples of some types of workers who may find themselves working in isolation and may be at particular risk are:

  • Electrical engineers
  • Telephone engineers
  • Forestry workers
  • Construction workers
  • Warehouse workers – particularly those working in cold rooms or freezers
  • Anyone working in confined spaces (such as tanks, grain bins or elevators, culverts, etc.)

The nature of many of these types of jobs also means that work may be carried out at height or may involve tools or equipment which itself presents certain risks.

The SafeTCard personal safety device offers a range of features that can help to protect isolated workers.

In particular, the ‘Man Down’ alarm, which can be triggered by tilt, non-movement or impact, can raise the alarm immediately in the event of a fall whilst working in a hazardous location.

Please contact us if you are working in isolation and require one of our lone worker devices.