It is the duty of businesses to ensure that their employees are safe throughout the work day. With a growing number of mobile workers this can become quite a daunting task. Mobile workforces are constantly traveling, visiting customer homes and businesses and working in remote areas. There are several lone worker solutions that increase the safety of employees through monitoring and tracking.
Mobile devices with integrated GPS can be used to locate employees that have hit a panic button when they feel their safety is compromised or when an employee has become unresponsive. A mobile device’s accelerometer can also detect free-falls and impacts and can be used as a man down function. This function alerts the proper respondent to either verify safety or summon emergency assistance.