Safety and Key Elements to Successful Working Relationships with Remote Teams

Managing an entirely remote workforce is a phenomenon that many Canadian businesses would have never imagined being tasked with. However, the past few months have forced companies across Canada to adjust to new work-from-home environments. One of the most important drivers of workplace productivity is the network of working relationships within an organization. This article will breakdown the key components of fostering successful relationships with remote working teams. Continue Reading…

Should you leave your remote workers alone?

Should you leave your remote workers alone? 

With all of the things going on in the world right now, the safety of workers, remote workers, in particular, is a big concern. For any employer, it is a big job to keep their remote team safe and productive during these unique times, on top of the challenges of maintaining productivity operations. When it comes to remote workers, managers can spend a lot of time making sure these staff members are safe and are getting their work done. The good news is that you may not have to pay so much attention to these team members. In fact, a laissez-faire leadership approach may actually be more beneficial to productivity and morale as you are empowering these employees to ; Continue Reading…

Biological Hazards in the Home for Remote Workers

As Canadians continue to spend increased amounts of time at home in light of COVID-19, keeping a clean and safe at-home work environment is more important than ever. Keep in mind that some of the most dangerous hazards are not obvious and may be difficult to see. This article will identify the biological hazards that could be present in your home. It will also suggest techniques to eliminate these risks and preserve your safety while working from home.  Continue Reading…

Developing a Free Lone Worker Program

If an emergency occurs, lone workers rarely have the resources or back-up necessary to safely deal with the situation alone. Situations that involve confrontation, personal injury, or violence, can quickly become serious if immediate help is not available. Many organizations employ staff who are considered to be lone workers. Any adverse situation can become life-threatening if not immediately detected and resolved. This is why every organization should have a check-in system in place to ensure the safety of their people throughout the day, regardless of their location or activity.   Continue Reading…

SafetyLine’s Business Intelligence Feature with Contact Tracing to Help Combat COVID-19 Spread

Preventing Exposure Through Social Distancing  

With masses of people emerging from quarantine into public places, wary health officials are keeping a close eye on if or how the virus will be transmitted during this extraordinary scenario. Over the past several months, governments and health authorities have encouraged and enforced social distancing from others to stop of the spread of COVID-19. But now that we are slowing the spread through new social practices such as:  

  • Maintain a distance of at least six feet or two meters. 
  • Avoiding large gatherings and any close-contact interactions with people not from your household. 
  • Reserve travel for only essential trips such as groceries or medical purposes. 
  • Work from home if possible. 

The Next Stage of the Battle: Contact Tracing 

As the strict quarantine measures are lifted, provinces are moving toward the next phase of opening the economy with many business allowing workers to return to work – a welcome decision considering how difficult it is for certain industries to employ staff working from Continue Reading…

Workplace Hazards Series: COVID-19

As governments ease months-long restrictions allowing employees to return to their offices, the new reality is that these places won’t be the same as we left them. The new normal will entail increasingly structured workplaces that are more mindful of potential physical contamination. For the foreseeable future, there will be new routines and procedures that we will need to enforce and become accustomed to, seemingly normal ways of doing things that need to be shifted in order to protect team members from potential infection of the notorious virus.   Continue Reading…

SafetyLine Lone Worker Return to Work Plan: COVID-19

Recently, the BC government released its Restart Plan that lists the steps we can take together as we start to return to the “new normal” from the COVID-19 response. In this plan, we are reminded that it has been our commitment to Work From Home and the following recommendations from authorities that have allowed us to slow the growth of this pandemic. While we should congratulate ourselves on our success thus far in flattening the curve in Brtish Columbia, however, we also need to remember that Continue Reading…

Regular Check-in And Location Tracking During COVID-19: Are Your Workers Safe Right Now?

The COVID-19 virus has impacted millions of lives around world, changing how we shop, affecting how we socialize and perhaps most significantly, transforming how we work. Because of the pandemic, most of us are now working from home and in other remote offices, trying our best to adapt to this very different world.  

Because of the major shift in the workplace, using a powerful worker location tracking system for your lone and remote employees can make world of difference for both their safety as well as your peace of mind. If a lone worker ever experiences an emergency and needs help, knowing their location will allow you to send the best help possible, as quickly as possible. Thankfully, satellite technologies have Continue Reading…

COVID 19: Working from Home Tips From Staff At SafetyLine Lone Worker, Part 3

In continuation of Part 1 and Part 2: Working from Home Tips from Staff at Safetyline Lone Worker, we understand the challenges of working remotely. But since the public quarantine because of COVID-19, all of us truly understand what it’s like to be working at home and sometimes alone.

So we asked our team at SafetyLine ,“What is one tip that you would give someone who is working from home?” Continue Reading…

Remote and Lone Worker Safety During the “New Normal”

The spread of COVID-19 has forced most Canadian businesses to implement mandatory work-from-home policies. As much of Canada’s workforce navigates the transition of working in an office to working from home, the ability to work remotely is more important more than ever. For many industry sectors, the phenomenon of employees working from home is a novel, and possibly intimidating reality. However, this new reality is here to stay for the foreseeable future. Thus, remote workers and lone workers’ safety are more important than ever right now.   Continue Reading…