As work schedules become more and more fractured, lone workers become more and more common. After all, these days, employees often juggle their jobs with other commitments, such as family members, home duties and second occupations. What’s more, the internet’s 24/7 capacity means that many businesses just employ staff members outside normal opening hours. So, what’s the best way to keep lone workers protected and secure? Here are some useful tips.
Invest in a high-quality security system
The first step is to invest in a security system that you know you can trust. MyTAG is one of the best. Unlike other options, such as QR codes, MyTAG's trusted tags cannot be cloned, so they provide an exceptional level of security. Every employee receives an NFC tag, which allows the recording and monitoring of all movements - 24 hours a day, seven days a week, whether the worker is alone or with others. Moreover, employees can choose to add an extra layer of security by entering their plans into a mobile device in advance.
Encourage a security-conscious culture
In addition to installing a reliable, high-tech security and visitor management system, an employer should encourage and nurture a security-conscious culture. This might involve workshops, talks, courses, professional development sessions, reminders and signs. Without scaring workers, an employer should promote awareness of security issues - both physical and digital. For example, if intending to work alone, an employee should inform another trustworthy person of their intentions and whereabouts. On top of that, employees should pay attention to digital security risks by making sure they follow crucial procedures, such as setting strong passwords and logging out at the end of sessions.
Raise awareness of risks
Employers should ensure that lone workers are aware of risks, and feel comfortable about reporting and discussing them. Risks vary significantly from workplace to workplace; for example, a laborer entering a construction site might need to check for falls hazards and be careful when using particular machinery. Meanwhile, a nurse should consider social risks, which could range from the possibility of verbal and emotional abuse to the risk of assault or theft.
By working hard to protect all workers, including lone employees, a business owner promotes a healthy and productive workplace. Contact ID Supplies today for any inquiries about visitor management and security systems. Call 1800 330 099