When you have employees working in a remote environment or working alone, you need to make sure that all parties are aware of the hazards involved to make sure you can mitigate the risks.
Here are some tips on how to use a personal safety alarm effectively:
Carry it at all times. Ensure that your personal safety alarm is always within reach. You could attach it to your keychain, purse, or belt loop.
Test it regularly. Make sure your alarm is working properly. Test it from time to time to ensure the batteries are not dead. Check that you have adequate coverage in the area where you are working or living.
Use it confidently. In case of an emergency, don’t hesitate to use your alarm.
Call for help: After setting off your alarm, if it’s safe to do so and coverage permits, most personal alarms will send an SMS message or notification to your contact list with your GPS location as a link. Be it a 4G personal alarm or satellite communicator,
Remember, while a personal safety alarm can be a useful tool, it’s also important to stay aware of your surroundings and take precautions as necessary.