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WHO IS A REMOTE WORKER?

A remote or isolated worker is defined by SafeWork Australia as a worker who “may be isolated from help because of where or when they are working, or the nature of the work they are doing.”

In keeping with Australia’s work-life balance physiology, it is safe to say that isolated workers are no longer limited to such professions as farmers, cleaners, truck drivers, and service station attendants, but also includes personnel who work from home or travel alone for business.

As an employer, you cannot compromise the safety of your employees regardless of their location. However, it does posse the question; how can we simultaneously monitor all of our employee’s locations and their individual safety?

Safe-halo has you covered.

Safe-halo is a mobile app that can be downloaded upon any smart device. The app sends real time GPS location data back to the software’s Hub enabling the account owner complete visibility of the device’s location.

Utilising cloud based servers, this historical data is stored for future use, where the Hub can play back the file to show the individual employees location, time, date and route taken.

Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011, Clause 48 advises that; “in minimising risks to the health and safety of a worker associated with remote or isolated work, a person conducting a business or undertaking must provide a system of work that includes effective communication with the worker.”

Safe-halo also has this OHS legislation covered.

The application’s user also has access to a panic button and alerts, which notify your emergency contacts that you are feeling unsafe or insecure. There is also an internal messaging system which allows the user and Hub to say in direct contact with each other.

Simply contact the staff at Safe-halo to see how this software can work for you.

The information contained within this blog is of a general nature only. It does not take your specific needs or circumstances into consideration. You should look at your own situation and legislative requirements before making any decisions.

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