WEF Discussions — Now on LinkedIn!

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Safety for lone workers
Tom Stow
Posted: Monday, December 20, 2010 5:40 PM
Joined: 12/20/2010
Posts: 1

We are interested in finding out what Districts are doing to ensure the safety of lone workers such as grave shift.  If they have medical issues or need help during their shift but can't reach a phone or radio, what safe guards do you have in place to help protect them?

Posted: Monday, January 10, 2011 11:18 AM

When we are on shift alone we have to call the Answering service every two hrs.(we have 15 min.before the hr. to 15 min. after the hr. a half hr. span). If we forget to make a call the answering service tries to get a hold of us by using phone and two way, if there is no answere by us they call the Supervisor on call who will try calling then if there is no response somebody is sent out to check on us either the Supervisor or somebody on O.T.