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…

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…

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…

Supporting Our Community

How We’re Working for You During COVID-19

As you well know, the COVID-19 pandemic has escalated. Firstly, our thoughts go out to everyone already impacted by the disease. We appreciate all citizens’ and organizations’ efforts to self-isolate and “flatten the curve.” We also want to especially thank the healthcare workers and essential services workers on the front lines making a difference. As a result of your inspiring effort, we are now offering our SafetyLine Lone Worker monitoring service, for the next 3 months to new subscribers: Continue Reading…

Satellite Devices and the Safety Benefits of a Garmin Professional Account

Unlock the Potential of Your Garmin Satellite Device

Have you switched to a Garmin Professional Account? If you haven’t done so, you are missing out on some valuable features SafetyLine offers with the Garmin Professional Account.  SafetyLine Lone worker is now fully integrated with Garmin Ltd., one of the world’s premier GPS technology companies that has been keeping people connected since 1989.  

By switching to a Garmin Professional subscription, you can take advantage of Continue Reading…

Lone Worker Risks in the Canadian Forestry Sector

When it comes to our Canadian economy, the forestry industry provides a substantial source of wealth for the country. Our forestry trade balance (the difference between what we import and what we export to international partners) accounts for $19.8 billion of Canada’s GDP, according to the Government of Canada. This is equivalent to about 2% and represents the most substantial forest product trade balance in the world. We have held this position for years, and the gap between Canada and Sweden (the second-largest net trader) has been Continue Reading…

A Spotlight on Safety in the Entertainment Industry

Entertainment Industry - SafetyLine Lone Worker

The Local Entertainment Industry 

Vancouver’s entertainment industry saw over 450 productions last year and generated close to $3.4 billion for the local economy. This figure represents a considerable increase from $2.3 billion in 2017. Furthermore, the industry provided jobs for over 60,000 people. BC’s film industry is home to more than 200 producers and over 250 businesses that primarily cater to motion picture production. Prem Gill, CEO of Creative BC, stated that film companies within BC are “delivering the world’s highest quality content” thanks to world-class talent, industry-leading skills, and substantial infrastructure. Continue Reading…

Complying with Safety Regulations for Lone Workers in Alberta

Many companies who do not provide unique support for their lone workers have a difficult time adhering to working alone legislations. A common assumption is that their safety programs are already acceptable. Furthermore, other businesses might already have distinct programs for employees who work alone but find that their current procedures and policies negatively impact productivity. In this article, we will discuss methods for Continue Reading…

Data Usage while using the SafetyLine Lone Worker App

Mobile data usage always seems to be going up and with consumer’s ever-increasing desire to surf the web on the go. Picture this: you are only halfway through the month, and you receive that inevitable notification telling you that your data is nearly out. We’ve all been there, and we all know what it’s like to conserve cellular data. To use the SafetyLine app on your smartphone, you will need access to WiFi or a data network. But, don’t worry, data while using SafetyLine Lone Worker – won’t take much. Alternatively, you can also use SafetyLine while dialing-in to Check-in or declare a panic emergency. In this article, we will compare levels of data usage on SafetyLine versus various other phone apps that you already are frequently using. Continue Reading…