5 Ways to Use LiveSafe on a Worksite

5 Ways to Use LiveSafe on a Worksite

Those who work in hazardous environments, such as construction sites or factories, often face workplace hazards. Deploying a mobile risk intelligence communications platform such as Vector LiveSafe puts safety resources at employees’ fingertips. This is particularly valuable for employees in manufacturing, utilities, construction, and other industries that present high-risk working environments.

Here, we present five ways that mobile risk intelligence communications platforms such as LiveSafe can be used to foster safety on worksites. If you want to learn more about these platforms, we have also created a Mobile Risk Intelligence Communications Platform Buyer's Guide with relevant information.

1. Access Local and Organization-Specific Resources

The configurable LiveSafe Resources section can be customized to include relevant local or organizational policies and guidance, both in PDF or URL formats. If employees are working and need to access safety or health resources, such as your organization’s policy for OSHA-compliant personal protective equipment, they can use the LiveSafe Mobile App to instantly access relevant policies. This is particularly valuable for lone workers who may not have coworkers to ask for information.

Common information to upload into LiveSafe Resources includes:

  • Workplace health and safety guidance
  • Mental health resources
  • Company policies (payroll, benefits, etc.)

2. Report Workplace Hazards and Safety Concerns

When arriving at a new or high-risk worksite, employees may encounter unexpected hazards. This can include burst pipes, exposed wiring, or aggressive clients. If a worker encounters any health and safety threats, they can easily and instantly submit a report using the LiveSafe Mobile App. Depending on the nature of the concern, workers may choose to attach relevant images, videos, or location information. They can also submit reports anonymously if desired.

Frequent worksite tip submissions include:

  • Falling objects
  • Chemical spills
  • Machinery damage
  • Potential OSHA violations
  • Exposed metal

3. Communicate with Security in Real Time

After submitting a tip, workers can engage in real-time two-way messaging with their organization’s leadership. This enables their questions and concerns to be instantly and reliably addressed. For example, when arriving at a new worksite, an employee may want to clarify a workplace policy or report a hazard.

Common uses of two-way messaging include:

  • Asking for clarification on a workplace policy
  • Notifying security of potential OSHA violations
  • Discussing a workplace threat, such as a facilities hazard
  • Informing security of novel security considerations on a certain worksite (ex: an aggressive animal, poison ivy, etc.)

4. Instantly Contact Emergency Support

LiveSafe offers one-touch access to emergency options. This can include local law enforcement, organization-specific security teams, and other emergency resources. In the event of a critical incident, workers can instantly access emergency resources and receive the help they need.

Situations where emergency support can provide value on a worksite includes:

  • When a worker is injured
  • During an on-site emergency, such as a fire
  • If a worker encounters a dangerous animal on a worksite

5. Invite a Virtual Companion During Commutes

With SafeWalk, workers can request virtual accompaniment as they commute, whether they are walking or driving. Their selected friends and family members will be notified when the worker reaches their destination or, if the worker desires, can track their location in real time and ensure safe arrival. Workers can use this feature when commuting to and from job sites so that their friends, family, or chosen coworkers can ensure they are safe. This is particularly helpful for lone workers or those that work on dangerous or deserted worksites.

For worksite employees, SafeWalk can be particularly helpful when:

  • Commuting to and from worksites
  • Traveling alone at night
  • Walking to a car in a dark parking garage or on an empty street

Using LiveSafe to Maintain Worksite Safety

With features like Broadcast alerts, tip submission, customizable Resources, and more, LiveSafe is equipped to protect your organization from safety and security threats, facilitate incident prevention and response, and remind workers that safety is your top priority. For more information about how LiveSafe can help protect your workforce, consider this LiveSafe Feature Sheet or request a demo.

ALEXANDRA BRUNJES

Alexandra Brunjes has a B.S. in Neurobiology from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. with minors in Creative Writing and French. She is a published journalist and experienced health and science writer. Her expertise includes risk intelligence, healthcare and neuroscience, and technology.

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