Compare 3 Ways to Work Alone
Ease of use...
PASSIVE — Simple, quick and clear from any internet browser.
ACTIVE — Anyone who can text message or send an email can use this. There is even an option to support regular phone calls to help those working alone.
HYBRID — 24/7 always on monitoring has advantages. When all devices; are the same, are on the same carrier, and using the same services, control can be simplified.
What is involved...
PASSIVE — Users POST what they are doing and planning to do. Everyone sees all the shared information.
ACTIVE — Each workers cell phone or email does the Check In and Check Out.
— Pre-registering eliminates user names or passwords and allows the robotics to confirm work alone location operation.
— Those working alone know before they go in and are able to change follow up dynamics for that situation.
HYBRID — Security and monitoring situations exist where all the uses have the same device, carrier and service.
— Global positioning and available data can ease staff check in and check out.
— Operation specific to the situation can bring benefits like time and attendance reporting, asset tracking and growing the culture of safety enhancement.
PASSIVE — The people assigned to follow staff entries can see who is working alone.
— Organization policies can be invoked by those monitoring the entries whenever anyone has not updated their entry to indicate they are safe.
ACTIVE — Robotics let the worker know when communications are not dependable at any work alone location.
— The robotics also advise 3 or more people when 'Active Measures' are needed.
— Active participation by those working alone enhances awareness of the realities of their location.
HYBRID — Applications designed for specific workers and situations support the nature of the work and the distance to workers needing support.
— Organization policies can reflect the number of people involved and the processes triggered.
— Logs identify actions processed, work done and asset tracking to support on going improvement of operation and emergency measures.
PASSIVE — The internet lets all users see all workers from all branches.
— Each worker interacting with all the other workers gives this process strength.
ACTIVE — At least 3 people, usually at different locations, support 'Active Measures'. If one is unavailable, the other two are simultaneously or sequentially involved.
— Support is more reliable by using 3 separate communication paths (i.e. text, email and voice) to trigger 'Active Measures". Call trees can even be used.
HYBRID — Building a unique real time work alone service can allow redundancy and scale that matches the work alone situation of the organizations and abilities of those working alone.
— Check points can be included so workers do not assume they are connected when signal strength varies.
— Controls can be built in to turn off GPS services if the cost of always on data is a concern.
— Controls can be included to limit the access of advertisers that comes with turning on GPS for mobile smart phones.