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Lone Worker Security

15% of all workers in Canada are lone workers and that will grow over time. A worker can be a lone worker even when in direct contact with the public.

What is a Lone Worker?

A Lone Worker is any individual working without close supervision and with no visual or audible contact with another worker who can provide or call for assistance in the event of an emergency, injury or illness.  Even when working with the public, a worker is still classified as a lone worker because the public may lack information or may not be able to assist.

Work Alone at off-premise locations
maintenance workers, healthcare workers, social workers, real estate agents, construction workers, work-at-home employees, utility workers, home technicians, outside sales

Work Alone mobile
postal workers, food delivery, couriers, taxi and limousine drivers, bus drivers, utility workers, telephone and cable TV technicians, parking meter attendants, engineers, parole officers, agricultural workers, road construction workers, oil & gas service workers

Work alone or separately on premise
convenience store attendants, retail workers, gas station attendants, cleaners, security staff, maintenance personnel, trades workers, facilities managers, hotel/motel housekeeping staff, teachers

There are 2 to 3 million lone workers in Canada, 15% of workers. (source: Berg Insight 2014).  With increasing automation, the number of lone workers is growing, because one worker can oversee an entire automated work process.  Increasing Global competition and rising wages means more employers will be motivated to deploy lone workers where they can.