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.  

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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…

Reducing Risks For Retail Lone Workers at Night

Reducing Risks For Retail Lone Workers at Night

Grant, a 24-year-old service station worker in Maple Ridge, BC, was working alone during the night shift back in 2005. During a “gas and dash” robbery, he tried to stop a customer from stealing $12.30 worth of gas. The customer hit the parking attended with his car, and dragged him for 7 km under the vehicle. The accused was sentenced for nine years in jail for manslaughter. In 2011, a more recent incident in Toronto claimed the lives of 2. In a similar instance, both victims were working alone at night. The workers were both hit and Continue Reading…

Are Health and Community Care workers classified as Lone Workers?

Are Health Care workers classified as Lone Workers

A person is considered to be alone at work when they are on their own and cannot be seen or heard by another person. Careful consideration of all situations where this may be the case is essential. Working alone encompasses all employees who may go for a period of time, short or long, where they do not have any direct contact with a co-worker. Even though working alone is not always dangerous, it can be when other factors come into play. Continue Reading…

Hotel Workers on Strike in Vancouver

Vancouver SafetyLine Hotel Workers

On September 26th, 2019 over 1000 hotel employees from three major upscale hotels went on strike indefinitely in downtown Vancouver. They are fighting for better pay, improved benefits, and safer working conditions. The strike is about more than just money – it’s about safety. The Hyatt Regency, Westin Bayshore and Pinnacle Hotel Harbour Front are the hotels whose employees began the strike. Workers are demanding reasonable workloads, Continue Reading…

Essential Safety Tips for Working at Heights

working at height with safetyline lone worker

The prospect of working at heights covers many different industries. Whilst some professions have bigger risk than others, it’s important to be safe no matter what kind of height you might be facing. Taking precautions before working at height can save lives and prevent serious and life-threatening injuries, so being prepared in your line of work is incredibly important.  

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