Almost half of all workers will be mobile employees by the year 2022. Security officers, fixed cameras, and locked doors can’t protect these workers who are increasingly away from the office. Ensuring the safety of today’s workforce requires enhanced situational awareness and the ability to locate and communicate with all employees. Out of sight doesn’t mean out of mind. Organisations must redefine the duty of care and take steps to ensure safety for people who work alone.
BY 2020, IDC PREDICTS THAT 72% of workers will be mobile in some way, shape, or form. This means that we have workforces that are more vulnerable than ever to global travel, security and safety risks. Businesses, executives and security professionals have a “Duty of Care” to uphold to keep their people safe. The more location data sources that you can bring together, the more likely you will be able to improve the accuracy of determining ‘who is where?’ as you try to build employee lists for mustering, duty of care outreach and personal assistance.
Mobile phones are a lifeline for employees working in isolated situations with no colleagues or supervision. Location tracking, automatic check-ins and a dedicated S.O.S. panic button can minimise the hazards lone workers are exposed to on a regular basis. It’s important for employers to utilise technology to quickly find and communicate with their lone workers at all times, regardless of where they are in the world.
“Leveraging Everbridge, this team knows how to respond in a weather emergency, electrical outages and violent intruder situation events occur and can end quickly, so from a facility standpoint, our goal is to get employees out of the building.”
Albert Patin, Daktronics