Any worker who performs their duties without the presence of a supervisor or other employees nearby can be classified as a lone worker. Whether they are monitoring a construction site, performing maintenance in a remote location or traveling away from the office to meet a client, many industries rely on their lone workers to get things done. But there are many hazards that workers can face when working alone. That is why it is important to ensure that your lone workers are protected on the job.
Lone workers in heavy industries such as the oil, gas or construction industries are often necessary. But there are many hazards that lone workers can face while working on-site. Heavy equipment, environmental hazards and the presence of hazardous materials can all pose a threat to lone workers’ safety.
How can I ensure lone worker protection?
- Identifying potential hazards — Heavy work sites come with unique hazards. Whether they are trip and fall hazards, dangerous materials, or outside threats, identifying these hazards can help your lone workers to avoid injury. Testing your work site for airborne and waterborne hazards is one way to help protect your lone workers.
- Lone worker education — Once the dangers in your particular work site have been identified, you can take steps to help your lone workers avoid them. They should be educated on what areas they should or should not go without proper safety training or certification. They should also be able to identify new hazards as they arise.
- Utilizing technology — With the use of mobile phone apps, alarms and communication devices, it has become easier than ever to check in with your lone workers. Many devices can also alert you in the event of a fall or other accident.
- Personal protective equipment — Lone workers need access to, and education on the use of, personal protective equipment. In many industries, hard hats alone may not be enough. Lone worker protection means making sure that your workers have access to all the equipment they need to prevent accidents and injuries.
What can Basin Safety do to help me prioritize lone worker protection?
If your lone workers in the oil, gas or construction industries are looking to you to ensure their safety, then look to the experts at Basin Safety to help you do so. We offer a wide array of field services, health and safety equipment services, and training programs that can be used to ensure the protection of your heavy industry lone workers.
Contact Basin Safety today to learn more about these and other services that we can offer to help keep your employees safe and your company compliant. We have a proven reputation in maintaining quality standards while helping your projects move forward.