Buyer’s Guide: Lone Worker Solutions

Published 13 September 2019 by Bill Pennington & Steve Bolton &
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Executive Summary

With an estimated 53 million lone workers across Canada, the United States and Europe, firms need to understand the risks that are tied to their lone workers and identify the most beneficial tools available to them to ensure their workers are protected. This report provides information on currently available technologies for corporate managers who are responsible for selecting, implementing and managing solutions for lone worker protection and monitoring. This analysis provides insight into the industries best served by lone worker solutions, the benefits the solutions offer and their deployment options. Additionally, this report profiles 12 prominent lone worker solution vendors on the market. To gain insight into the vendors’ lone worker solutions, Verdantix conducted product demos and interviews with each vendor and additional desktop research.

Table of contents

Buyer’s Guide: Lone Worker Solutions

Guidance For Corporate Decision-Makers Researching Lone Worker Technologies
Defining Lone Worker Solutions
Most Industries Include Workers Who Can Benefit From Lone Worker Technology  
Vendors Leverage Mobile And Emerging Digital Technologies To Generate Multiple Deployment Options
Effective Lone Worker Technology Provides Valuable Mechanisms For Compliance And Safety 

Buyer’s Guide Inclusion Criteria

Solution Overview Of 12 Prominent Lone Worker Solution Vendors
Blackline Safety’s Connected Gas Monitors Provide A Powerful Tool To High-Risk Industries
Equivital’s Black Ghost Platform Delivers Granular Insight Into Lone Worker Well-Being
Logical Safety’s Innovative Lone Worker Solution Provides Proactive Field Protection For At-Risk Workers
Lone Worker Solutions’ Safe Hub Platform Can Be Utilized Within Any Industry
Orbis’s Lone Worker Solution Offers Fast And Reliable Monitoring Of Lone Workers
Send For Help Group’s Lone Worker Suite Provides Impactful Solutions For All Industries
SolePower Pulls Multiple Functionality Into A Pair Of Boots
Solo Protect Bolsters The Incident Management Functionality Of Large Corporations To Help Reduce Risk And Costs
SolusGuard Expands Emergency Response Tools To Help Improve Worker Safety
StaySafe Empowers Its Flagship Mobile App With Discreet Wearable Devices 
Tended Takes a Radically Different Approach to Worker Protection Management
Vault Intelligence’s Solo Ecosystem Provides Safety Assurance For Medium-Risk to High-Risk Firms

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Figure 1. 12 Lone Worker Solution Vendors Covered In This Report

About the authors

Bill Pennington

Research Director, Environment, Health & Safety

Bill leads the Verdantix Environment, Health & Safety practice. His current agenda focuses on EHS and sustainability services, product stewardship as well as benchmarking EHS technology buyer’s budgets, priorities and preferences globally. Bill comes from a background of corporate EHS roles in the manufacturing and logistics industries. He holds an MBS degree in sustainability from the Rutgers University.

Steve Bolton

Research Director

Steve leads the Verdantix EHS research practice, based out of our New York office. He has 25 years of experience advising on sustainability, EHS, circular economy, corporate social responsibility and other business value topics. Steve received a dual environmental science and public policy Bachelor's degree from The College of William and Mary, a Master of Environmental Management degree from Duke University, and an MBA degree from James Madison University.

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