Our customers choose from a mix of safety features to best suit the requirements of their workforce, reduce risk, and improve occupational safety and wellbeing.
Why are healthcare and social care workers, including those providing in-home care, considered high-risk workers?
Healthcare and social care workers, including those providing in-home care, are considered high-risk workers due to the nature of their work environments. They often work alone in patients' homes, caring for individuals with complex needs, some of whom may exhibit confusion or aggression. This vulnerability exposes them to risks such as verbal abuse, physical assault, robbery (sometimes for prescription drugs), and sexual assault.
What benefits do lone worker safety devices offer to healthcare and social care organizations, including those providing in-home care and community services?
Lone worker safety devices offer several benefits to healthcare and social care organizations, regardless of whether they provide in-home care or community services. They provide peace of mind for workers, enhancing their confidence and security while on duty in various settings. These devices also contribute to a culture of safety within the organization, demonstrating a commitment to employee well-being. This can lead to improved quality of care, reduced absenteeism, and higher employee retention rates.
How can organizations ensure the safety of healthcare and social care workers in the field, both in-home and community settings?
To ensure the safety of healthcare and social care workers in the field, organizations should consider providing them with lone worker safety devices. These devices, equipped with a Red Alert panic button, allow workers to discreetly call for help in emergencies, whether they are providing in-home care or community services. When activated, the device connects to an Emergency Dispatch Center, where trained operators can assess the situation and dispatch appropriate support, such as emergency services or the worker's supervisor.