Why are lone workers exposed to risk?

Lone working employees are not automatically exposed to higher risks and hazards than other employees but the fact of being in a risk situation alone increases the vulnerability.  Moreover, this vulnerability will depend on the type of situation in which the lone work is being carried out

Odoo - Sample 1 for three columns

Work alone in isolation

Stationary lone worker is the only person in fixed place e.g. in kiosks, petrol stations, shops or at home. Small businesses often use lone workers, e.g. a shop might be staffed by just one worker at any given time.

Odoo - Sample 2 for three columns

Mobile work

People working isolated from their colleagues e.g. home care nurses, maintenance workers, cleaners, rent collectors, postal staff, social workers, home helps.

Odoo - Sample 3 for three columns

Working outside normal hours

Cleaners, security, retail service workers, maintenance or repair staff, agricultural and forestry workers etc. are examples of occupations requiring working in the evenings and at night.

Lone worker risk assessment

Lone worker risk management begins with assessment of faced risks, such as accidents or violence. Solutions to address those risks can then be developed and deployed.

At the lowest risk level, a normal smart phone may be sufficient to call for help. A safety phone with alarm button, doubling as mobile phone, is often suited for moderate risk scenarios. A dedicated lone worker alarm may be required in high-risk situations, for reliable safety functions as well as to reduce multitasking risks in the device itself.

Environmental, social and physical risks are constant element for lone workers in many sectors. Several laws about lone worker protection in different countries stipulate employers to protect their staff.

Lone worker safety devices

TWIG lone worker safety devices together with alarm monitoring system and service form a lone worker solution which is essential part of managing the safety of employees who work alone.  Many circumstances require dedicated solutions to improve the safety of lone workers or people facing risky situations alone. TWIG lone worker alarm devices complemented with short range devices and connected with the alarm receiving center establish a full system for lone worker protection.

TWIG lone worker alarms

 TWIG One 

The optimal lone worker alarm for industrial use

 TWIG One Ex 

The optimal lone worker alarm for industrial use

 TWIG Neo 

The multi-wearable lone worker alarm with optional belt clip


The ID badge lone worker alarm with optional carrying strap or belt clip

Lone worker protection features and functionalities

Many circumstances require dedicated solutions to improve the safety of lone workers or people facing risky situations alone. Lone worker protection functions are specific features designed for lone worker alarm devices enabling to alert help and locate the lone worker in distress as fast as possible. 

Lone worker examples

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TWIG personal alarms can be complemented with short range devices, a turn-key central station and AGPS feed. TWIG Integrator Kit enables integrating TWIG devices with alarm receiving centre.