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Lone worker protection for industrial & construction workers

Workers within this sector are often at risk within the workplace from lifting heavy objects, operating machinery, moving vehicles and working at height. Most workers will find themselves having to work alone for prolonged periods of time, or in isolated areas of the site, leaving them exposed to greater risks and accidents.

One of the biggest fears to any employer is that a member of staff could be hurt and left without being found for an extended period of time.

Statistics from HSE show that in 2015/16 144 workers were killed as a result of a work place accident, the majority of these being either falling from height or being struck by a moving vehicle/object.

Lone worker protection - Industrial & Construction workers
Within this section you will find who is at RISK, the RIGHT LONEALERT solutions available, as well as DOWNLOADABLE risk assessments and relevent news within your sector.
Example of people at risk include Engineers, Builders, Quantity Surveyors, Site Managers, Machine operatives, Warehouse operatives, Maintenance staff, Fork lift truck drivers.

Our risk assessment

To carry out a risk assessment you need to think about what might cause harm to your employees and decide whether you are taking the reasonable steps needed to prevent any harm.

A risk assessment is something you are required to carry out by law. We have teamed up with lone working specialist trainer Jackie Dolan and created a comprehensive risk assessment for people working in industrial and construction industry.

Download our risk assessment

Lone worker protection - Industrial & Construction workers

LONEALERT Solutions for industrial and construction industry:

Staff in industrial and construction are rarely alone in the truest sense of the word, as the work environment is often swarming with people. Even the busiest site will have quiet areas – basement areas hardly anyone goes, plant rooms, roof spaces, lift shafts. Other employees may be mere metres away, but have no way of knowing a colleague needs help, unless they go and check. These days, everyone is busy and time can fly by.

Access via Smartphone app


What is it?

Accessed via The O.W.L, landline, mobile phone or smartphone, LONEALERT Access is a simple, cost effective solution to benefit lower risk roles within this sector.

How it can work?

A Quantity Surveyor, or Site Manager needs to travel alone to a site, at which no other employees of his company are there. Before leaving, they activate LONEALERT by sending a message to the O.W.L with the abbreviation of the site they are attending and their expected duration. Once they arrive, they update their timer for the expected duration of the visit. When they leave they log-out. If help is needed they press a panic button, or if they fail to log-out before the timer expires, then the alarm is raised after a checking period.

Read more about LONEALERT Access


What is it?

The Instant solution includes all products within the LONEALERT Access range, and adds access via a range of dedicated devices. GPS equipped with fall detection, panic and one button timer creation.

How it can work?

A housing development is in progress, but the show house is ready. Evenings and weekends, the estate is a quiet place. They LONEALERT Instant range gives the sales people peace of mind that help is just a discrete button press away.

Read more about LONEALERT Instant

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Man Down

Ideal for working in demanding environments
Protector Pro


What is it?

Plus includes LONEALERT Access, and all the safety features of Instant, but adds high durability, IP67 rated devices, with LCD screen for improved user feedback and advanced notifications, with Bolt-Ons for indoor locating workers. Also includes an ATEX intrinisically safe option if required.

How it can work?

A maintenance worker is making his round of checks, which includes going into areas only maintenance staff roam. Other staff always assume the maintenance person is elsewhere. Wearing his Plus device, the worker just goes about his duties. Due to the heavy roof material, it is not possible to get a GPS signal, however his location is narrowed down with the Internal Location beacons Bolt-On which automatically sends his location to the O.W.L as he is in range. More specific location can be gained by using the RF-Tag Bolt On. If a problem occurs, the Plus can send the alarm automatically through lack of motion or fall, or upon the press of a panic button.

Read more about LONEALERT Plus

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Where next?

Other Devices

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The O.W.L

The O.W.L

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