If your business employs people who work alone either part or full-time, or are in environments where safety can be compromised, you’re no stranger to workforce safety concerns—and have most likely put in place at least some worker safety provisions, at least for compliance reasons. Lone worker safety, though, is about more than just compliance—it affects both people and businesses.
Here are seven important reasons to integrate the right worker safety plan into your business:
Implementing the right worker safety solution will give your workers an added sense of security. Your employees are under your care, and they trust you to keep them safe. Trust is not an easy currency to earn though. It is earned with action. Ensuring the lives of your employees are cared for is incredibly important to your business.
Implementing a successful worker safety program can help bolster your company’s reputation. Companies whose employees operate in risky environments are under a stronger microscope than the average organization. The pressure is on to be accountable for your employees’ safety. Reputations are hard to maintain, but the right solution can help. You may not be able to avoid a workplace incident—but you must do everything in your power to prevent them.
Good worker safety helps keep your business running. When that disruption is a safety incident, the ripple effect can spread far and wide. Safety incidents affect the people they happen to, the people around them, and the operations of the company. Incidents happen, but companies must be able to move past them. The right safety solution can help companies recover quickly from the fallout of a safety incident. SolusGuard safety solutions mitigate the process through automatic recording and reporting of every incident, cutting paperwork to a minimum—and keeping operations on track.
Compliance with worker safety laws and regulations is essential—and can sometimes be confusing. Regulations vary from area to area and are constantly changing. Staying compliant means spending the time to keep up with the latest rules—and implementing a worker safety solution that can handle all of the variables that are unique to your business. And remember, it’s not just compliance—it’s compassion.
Every business carries some risk. Those with lone workers carry significantly more. It is impossible to 100 percent avoid risk, but you can significantly mitigate it with the right safety solution. Mitigating risk will end up saving your company time, money and headaches—for a nominal investment.
Companies that implement worker safety solutions that breed confidence—and ensure that buy-in from the at-risk employees happens—gain trust and make their employees feel safe. And when employees feel safe, they can concentrate on doing their job, and doing it well.
A safety incident has wide-reaching effects on a company—including a significant hit to the bottom line. In fact, the total cost of work injuries and accidents in 2017 was a whopping $161.5 billion. The right worker safety solution can help you avoid incidents—and make the fallout less damaging when incidents do happen.
There are plenty of reasons to implement an effective lone worker safety solution. The most important thing is creating a plan and selecting the solution that works for your company.
If you’d like to learn more about SolusGuard’s customizable suite of safety solutions, and how they may be able to help you protect your people and your bottom line, get in touch today.