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What Your 2020 Work Alone Policy Needs To Be Effective

2020 is going to be a banner year for safety. In particular, safety for those that work alone. The rise of lone workers this year is undeniable as we work towards safer workplaces in the office and out in the field.  Last year, we recognized this trend and decided to help by offering up our work alone policy template to fellow safety professionals for free. Today, we’re going to examine what it takes to make your lone worker policy bulletproof — and you can download it for free as well.  Lone Worker Risk Assessment Risk assessments look a little bit different for lone workers. We have to pay close attention to local OHS authority requirements who will often stipulate that simply having a lone worker policy and risk assessment isn’t enough. You will be required to document proof of compliance with your policy and of having completed a lone worker risk assessment in order to...

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Your Journey Management™ Buyer’s Guide: The Top 7 Considerations Before Buying A JM Solution

Implementing a Journey Management™ solution is a massive undertaking. It’s not something you’d ever purchase without a tremendous amount of due diligence.  And that due diligence can be a real pain, so we put together this checklist of 7 things to consider before choosing your Journey Management™ technology and service partner. Fit-for-purpose technology Many suppliers of work alone or telematics technology say they have Journey Management™ technology when they really don’t. A complete Journey Management™ platform will include trip risk assessments and approval workflows, which are essential to Journey Management™ processes. Verify that the platform has the following: 3rd party device integration Approval workflows Customizable trip risk assessments SMS text integration (for easy check-ins and non-smartphone users) If the platform you’re evaluating doesn’t have all of the above, move on to the next option.  A proven track record in the energy industry Does the vendor have experience working with other companies in the energy industry...

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Telelink Quality Awareness Week

It’s quality awareness week here at Telelink. We’re an ISO registered organization and our external audit is coming up. While we’re preparing for the external auditor to arrive, our Quality Council is busy running around the office crossing T’s and dotting I's. As we prepare, it also provides us with an opportunity to reflect on why we are an ISO 9001:2015 registered organization in the first place.   What is ISO?  The International Organization for Standards (ISO) promotes the adoption of a process approach when developing, implementing and improving the effectiveness of a quality management system to enhance customer satisfaction by meeting customer requirements. That’s quite a mouthful. But what does it mean to Telelink specifically?  What ISO certified means to Telelink  ISO is a lot of things to a lot of organizations, but ultimately for us, it is to help us do what we do - to the best of our ability. By setting a standard of quality that is second to none across...

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Why Working Alone Will Be 2020’s Hottest Safety Trend

The term “working alone” will be used a lot in 2020. Here are 5 reasons why it may even be the hottest term of the year among safety professionals. For those of us in safety positions, we sometimes have to fight harder than any other department to get budget for key projects. It’s the truth that rears its ugly head when the economy slows and purse strings tighten. How do you prove the ROI of an investment that is meant to prevent an accident that has never occurred? It’s a catch-22. “We’ve never had someone go missing while working alone. Our current system seems to be working fine.” DOWNLOAD NOW: Working Alone Policy Template Until it doesn’t. Until someone does go missing, or gets injured, or has a close call and was unable to reach anyone for help. When preventable accidents happen, they garner media attention. This is exactly what happened to Erika Morales and...

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