MINING COMPANY AUTOMATES REMOTE CHECK-INS TO PROTECT AT-RISK LONE WORKERS
Protecting at-risk lone and remote workers to create a culture of safety.
The Challenge: Monitoring Employee Status for Safety Compliance
The duty-of-care regulations have grown more rigorous globally, increasing corporate responsibility and liability in the utility, mining and forestry industries. Countries like Canada, Australia, and England have passed new legislation that exceeds previous mandates to protect high-risk employees. As a result, simply providing remote employees the ability to send an SOS is no longer adequate. The higher standard specifies that organizations must be able to monitor the status of their employees at all times regardless of their location and be able to respond and provide help in real time in the event of an emergency.
Mining employers must proactively protect the safety and well-being of geologists, explorers and geophysicists who are operating in remote areas and conducting high-risk activities. Organizations can no longer rely on their workers to remember to check in periodically. Nor can they depend solely on safety operators to determine when a missed check-in is legitimate.
Automated scheduled and remote check-ins for lone workers with the EVERYWHERE App. Duty of care laws vary based on region; therefore, it was important for a global mining company with operations in several countries to meet or exceed mandates regardless of the mining site. They chose the EVERYWHERE Always Connected™ Platform. The multi-device, multi-network solution gives employers true situational awareness and asset monitoring by consolidating position, status and message information in or out of cellular coverage. The cellular-based EVERYWHERE App can be Bluetooth paired to a Garmin inReach for satellite connectivity. Two-way chat with individuals and teams also allows workers in the field to stay informed. Customizable check-ins are easily implemented globally for any team or organization, regardless of the complexity of the enterprise.
Having an established process of remote communication that is always accessible to both employees and employers benefits organizations. Employees can focus on their job requirements without distraction, making them safer and more productive. And safety operators are better equipped to quickly follow up with any concerns, thus reducing stress, the loss of assets, and even the loss of lives.
About EVERYWHERE Communications: Purpose-built to save lives, the EVERYWHERE Always Connected Platform provides reliable, mission-critical communications with employees in remote regions outside of cellular coverage. Leveraging the Iridium satellite network and Garmin inReach, EVERYWHERE software provides resilient global SOS services, along with team tracking, location monitoring, and two-way secure messaging, enabling companies to protect and save employees’ lives. The EVERYWHERE Communications global platform connects and protects enterprise and government mobile operators in 150 countries around the world.