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Lone Worker Devices, Systems and Personal Alarms

Clearway lone worker devices are ideal safety devices for employees working alone or in potentially dangerous environments, giving workers and employees peace of mind that they have constant communication channels.

If the person carrying or wearing the lone worker alarm feels they’re in danger, they can press the relevant button and then instantly connect to our Alarm Receiving Centre.

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Clearway lone worker device

A fast response when you need it most

Our lone work alarms may be triggered when facing threats of violence, illegal activity or due to a life-threatening or medical emergency – whatever the cause, Clearway is on hand to respond fast and to help stabilise the situation.

Our trained operators will then listen to and appraise the situation, make recordings and take appropriate action, including calling the emergency services where appropriate.

Staff can activate a GPS locator which tracks their movement and also call a ‘buddy’ via the two-way audio channel. As such, the devices are an excellent choice for potentially vulnerable individuals in a variety of organisations and environments.

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What is an alarm for a lone worker?

Personal alarms for lone workers provide employees who work alone a way to call someone in an emergency situation. A panic alarm is usually triggered on a smartphone or device, which would then be transmitted to a monitoring station, another member of staff or the emergency services.

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), a lone worker is defined as those “who work by themselves without close or direct supervision”. These people can include:

  • Delivery drivers
  • Health and social care workers
  • Warehouse workers
  • People who work from home

Many other types of workers may benefit from the use of lone worker alarms, such as security personnel, shop assistants, vulnerable individuals and those in a position of authority and responsibility for enforcing rules.

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Typical Lone worker security risks

Employers must manage health and safety risks before people can work on their own. There are many inherent risks when doing so. These can include:

  • Threats to physical health (i.e. violence)
  • Threats to mental health or wellbeing
  • Existing health and/or pre-existing medical conditions of the worker
  • The conditions of the working environment

A lone worker device is one way of managing these risks. The lone worker can use this personal device to notify an alarm receiving centre, who can monitor and record the situation in real-time and dispatch emergency services if needed. This way the worker is always able to contact trained personnel in the event of an incident or emergency when working alone and receive help promptly.

Our lone worker solutions

Our lone worker alarms connect to our Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) where our trained operators listen, assess, record and dispatch security or emergency personnel if required. Whenever the device is activated, the operative will know exactly who the user is, their precise location and follow the agreed procedure to ensure the safety of the lone worker. The device also allows employees and employers to communicate via the device without the need for a mobile phone.

Lone worker devices help employers with their duty of care and employees stay safe.

Our Lone worker alarms offer the following benefits:

  • Single-button for emergency calls
  • Small, lightweight and discreet
  • Accurate GPS location tracking
  • The standby battery life of up to ten days
  • Geo-fencing function available
  • Choice of a range of mobile networks
  • Choice of colours and a range of accessories
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Body-Mounted Cameras

Body-worn safety devices (or bodycams) can supplement lone worker devices to improve worker safety. Cameras are lightweight and practical, allowing alarm responders to identify the cause of the issue and deploy the appropriate response.

Body-mounted cameras can include:

  • Detachable mounts and clips to transfer between uniforms or items of clothing.
  • Two-way communications to liaise with managers or control centres and provide invaluable information if an incident occurs.
  • Always-on location tracking to direct security responders or emergency services to the lone worker’s exact position, even if they cannot communicate.

Managers and alarm receiving centres can see whether there is a live incident at hand, steer the individual to a refuge or safe space, and monitor their condition while an emergency vehicle or security team is en route.

Learn more about our offering of personal security cameras.

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Hard Hat-Mounted Cameras

Hard hat helmet cameras can also supplement lone worker devices to improve worker safety. They are ideal for workers operating in sites requiring protective headwear, such as in construction or road work sectors.

These slimline, lightweight cameras are discreet yet efficient and transmit crisp, real-time imagery to record and log incidents, offences, abuse, injuries or accidents and any nature of occurrence that may require investigation or follow-up action.

Workers in public-facing roles, and particularly those in construction and highways, report an increase in incidents of abusive behaviour towards them. Surveillance equipment recording actions and movements can be imperative in addressing, reporting and prosecuting perpetrators.

Clearway hard hat cameras incorporate a range of advanced controls and features to protect the safety of individual colleagues and operatives, with:

  • Broadcast functionality for team leaders or managers to circulate urgent information or instructions to all lone workers in all locations.
  • Two-way communication lines for workers to speak with supervisors or colleagues to request assistance or report any unfolding incidents or risks.
  • Real-time GPS tracking to monitor worker locations and ensure any emergency response is directed appropriately and efficiently.

As an integrated feature within PPE, a hard hat-mounted camera benefits lone workers in multiple scenarios, ensuring their location and welfare are continually monitored.

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Do we offer lone worker alarm monitoring?

Yes, you will also benefit from our Alarm Receiving Centre, which has been certified Gold Standard by the UK’s National Security Inspectorate – so you can rest assured you are receiving the best in lone worker alarm monitoring.

This is a standard we maintain through regular checks and auditing, with the quality of our alarm monitoring refined to the highest level through years of experience.

Our alarm monitors will respond efficiently to any alert, monitoring the situation remotely and taking appropriate action to help your lone workers stay safe 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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Why Clearway?

Clearway has over 20 years of experience in providing security solutions to organisations and businesses of all sizes to help keep property and workers safe. Over this time, we have monitored thousands of lone worker devices across a range of industries and sectors.

Following your initial enquiry for a lone worker alarm, we will arrange a consultation, site visit and risk assessment to understand your security requirements and the solutions you require.

We have a tailored approach to all businesses that we work with to make sure we provide you with a security solution that works for your organisation now and can adapt to your requirements in the future.

Speak to our team today about our lone worker devices, or alternatively browse our bespoke security solutions across business CCTV installationCCTV monitoring, Physical Security, Electronic SecurityEmpty Property security and Alarm Monitoring systems.

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Frequently asked questions

Yes, camera technology can be a smart way to protect the safety and well-being of lone workers, particularly those in potentially hostile or vulnerable positions. Most roadway work teams or construction sites will need to erect signage advising that body-worn cameras are in use.

Health and safety legislation means that employers are responsible for protecting lone workers from accidents, injuries, or other incidents, just as with staff who work in a group setting.

Issuing staff with monitored camera safety equipment is an excellent way to showcase a commitment to lone worker safety. Most lone workers will appreciate the security and assurance gained by using convenient body-worn or hard hat-mounted cameras in their PPE equipment.

Camera footage can reduce potential liability, evidence a record of events, and ensure an emergency response is activated immediately if a lone worker falls, becomes injured, or requires medical help.

Our lone worker devices have functionality that differentiates them from our bodycams and helmet cameras. For example, SOS alarm notifications as well as man down & no movement alarm notifications to IoT platform. It’s advisable to combine our lone-worker devices with camera technology for full protection in lone-worker scenarios.

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