Duress Alarms For Lone Workers

Companies must prioritise compliance and employee safety for isolated workers, upholding their responsibility in potentially hazardous job environments.

Lone Worker Safety Devices Australia

GPS Geo Guard is a small personal safety device that provides security for lone workers on the job. The lone worker alarm system offers fall detection, emergency communications for immediate assistance, transmits an SOS alarm with live video and recorded audio, plus many more amazing features.

The lone worker alarm system is one of the most reliable, most discrete and easy to use safety solutions available today, contributing to the highest level of protection and duty of care that your company, clients and employees require to comply with Government legislation in many countries.

As a company, your staff’s safety is your responsibility. Compliance is crucial; any harm to lone workers makes you liable. Equip your staff with GPS Geo Guard’s lone worker duress alarms for instant help & data-backed responses during workplace injuries or accidents.


The Importance Of Protecting Lone Workers With Duress Alarms

Working alone carries physical risk to staff and financial risk to a business. There are serious penalties for not protecting lone workers. GPS Geo Guard lone worker duress alarms contributes towards an employers’ moral, ethical and legal duty of care, and more importantly, offers the ultimate peace of mind to the individual lone or high-risk worker and business continuity.

Stay compliant and protect your team’s personal safety. With the enforcement of OHS laws and industrial manslaughter regulations, accidents and incidents are under increased scrutiny. This impacts not only directors but also holds legal consequences for managers and safety personnel. Explore our lone worker duress alarms to ensure safety today.

There are substantial financial ramifications in the event of a severe workplace injury or fatality. Any entity, be it an organisation or an individual, found responsible for inadequate work practices leading to such incidents faces substantial financial jeopardy.

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How to Ensure Lone Worker Safety?

Any person in the workplace is at risk of encountering an accident. Ensuring that isolated workers have the appropriate equipment to prepare themselves in the event of an emergency or accident is critical. Warranting lone worker safety involves a combination of proactive measures and the use of technology:

It is crucial to employ duress alarms and monitoring systems, including GPS-based mobile apps and GPS Geo Guard Lone Worker Alarms. These devices provide real-time location tracking and an immediate alert system in case of emergencies.

Conducting thorough risk assessments is essential to identify potential hazards and mitigate risks specific to the lone worker’s tasks and environment.

Documenting a comprehensive Lone Worker Policy sets clear guidelines and expectations for safety procedures.

Implementing a buddy system fosters mutual support and ensures that someone is always aware of the lone worker’s whereabouts.

Providing lone worker training and conflict management training equips individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to handle challenging situations effectively.

To prioritise lone worker safety, it’s imperative to supply GPS Geo Guard Duress Alarms, as they offer a reliable lifeline in emergencies, allowing swift response and assistance. They are Australia’s number 1 choice in lone or high-risk worker security protection and personal safety the with fastest links to first responders.

Australia’s Lone Worker Safety Legislations

Australia has implemented various legislative measures to address the safety of lone workers. These regulations aim to ensure the well-being of individuals who work alone in various settings. Some key legislations and acts pertaining to lone worker safety in Australia include:


Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999: These regulations establish the framework for managing health and safety in the workplace, which includes provisions for lone workers’ safety.


Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations 1977: These regulations, along with The Health and Safety (Consultation with Employees) Regulations 1996, focus on involving employees in safety-related decisions and consultations, which indirectly benefits lone workers by promoting a culture of safety and communication.


The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007: This act holds organisations accountable for corporate manslaughter or homicide due to serious management failures, which can include inadequate safety measures for lone workers.


Fire Act 2005: While primarily focused on fire safety, this act may also have implications for lone workers, particularly those in settings where fire safety is a concern.


These legislative measures collectively aim to create a safe working environment for lone workers in Australia, emphasising the importance of employers taking responsibility for the safety and well-being of their employees, including those who work in isolation.


Who Is Considered A Loner Worker?

Lone workers are those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision. Anybody who works alone, including contractors, self-employed people and employee, is classed as a lone worker. If you are working out of sight of another work colleague, you are a lone worker! Many of the problems of lone working could also apply to pairs of workers who work in isolated areas or potential high risk working environments. lone workers include:


People in fixed establishments where only one person works on the premises, e.g. in small workshops, kiosks, petrol stations, shops and home-workers.


People work separately from others, e.g. in factories, warehouses, some research and training establishments, leisure centres or fairgrounds.


People who work outside normal hours, e.g. cleaners, security, special production, maintenance or repair staff, etc.


People who work away from their fixed base, e.g. on construction, plant installation, maintenance and cleaning work, electrical repairs, lift repairs, painting and decorating, vehicle recovery, etc.


Agricultural and forestry workers.


Service workers, e.g. rent collectors, postal staff, social workers, home helpers, district nurses, pest control workers, drivers, engineers, architects, estate agents, sales representatives and similar professionals visiting domestic and commercial premises.

Lone Worker Hazards

Abusive customers, road rage, violence, robbery, road accidents
Abusive/violent patients/clients/relatives, manual handling (lifting) injuries

Electric shocks, trips, cuts, falls, accidents, confined spaces

Abuse, violence, robbery, traffic hazards, accidents, biological hazards, falls, burns, toxic exposures
Animal attacks, weather, machinery accidents, chemicals, falling trees
Falls, injury, lifting, injuries from garbage handling, infections, needle sticks, chemicals, violence, robbery
Chemical over-exposure, biological agents, physical hazards, fires
Animal attacks, abusive customers, violence, robbery, accidents
Manual handling injuries, abusive/violent patients, drug handling, robbery, violence
Robbery, violence, abuse, vehicle fumes
Robbery, violence, abuse, manual handling injuries
Confined spaces, toxic gases, biohazards, slips and falls
Abuse, road rage, violence, robbery, road accidents, falling asleep at the wheel, breakdowns/running out of fuel/getting bogged in isolated areas (tragically, several drivers have died as a result)

Frequently Asked Questions

GPS Geo Guard operates in three simple steps:


1. Immediate Alarm Reception: Our 24/7 Emergency Care staff promptly receives your alarm signal.

2. Alert Callback: We call back through your Geo Guard Alert device to establish contact.

3. Comprehensive Support: Our team provides reassurance, coordinates emergency services dispatch, and communicates with your emergency contacts or family, ensuring your comfort until help arrives.

Yes, we provide complimentary quotes after discussing your safety requirements via phone, email, video, or in person. We assess workforce safety gaps, potential business impacts of incidents, and suitable solutions.
Our founder and CEO, Mr. Gavin Hoult, pioneered personal duress alarms in Australia over 15 years ago. He has been supplying duress alarms, including Dead Man switches, Under Counter, and Single Button Press alarms, connected to alarm systems for over 33 years. GPS Geo Guard, operating under its current company name since 2015, serves thousands of business clients across various industries and numerous individual clients.

Your data’s security and privacy are paramount to us. We employ the highest security measures, including:
End-to-End Military-Grade Encryption: Our exclusive data encryption standards match those used by major banks, federal and state government law enforcement, and the military. We’re the sole provider with this level of encryption.

IRAP Compliance: Dekko Gov has successfully completed an IRAP assessment at the PROTECTED level, aligning with the Information Security Manual released in December 2021.


Claims Testing: Independent testing by Enex TestLab verifies the security claims we make about the Dekko platform. The full claims testing report is available upon request.

Hosting Compliance: Our infrastructure, hosted on Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud in Sydney, meets IRAP-PROTECTED standards with triple data centre redundancy for reliability.

Your data’s confidentiality is our priority, and we take every measure to safeguard it.

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