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Utilities Sector

Easy-to-use lone worker app for the Utilities Sector

Your employees may face challenging situations whether on site or visiting client homes. With our easy-to-use lone worker solutions, you can protect them, 24/7, from risks.

How our safety app can support the Utilities sector in New Zealand and around the world

Lone working has become commonplace for those working in the Utilities sector. Many employees regularly travel between, and work on, sites alone or carry out work in empty properties and client homes. While working alone is usually safe, lone working brings with it additional risk, as any danger faced is faced alone.

The StaySafe app ensures lone workers have a way to signal for help in any situation. A panic button can be used at any time, while missed check-in and session expiry alerts will send an alarm if the lone worker cannot. Non-movement will be detected if an employee has been incapacitated while a wearable button can be worn to detect falls.

Risks for lone workers in the Utilities sector

Working across a range of environments and with hazardous equipment and materials, utilities workers are exposed to some of the leading causes of workplace accidents and fatalities, such as:

Slips, trips and falls

Injuries from lifting/handling

Being struck by an object

Being injured by machinery

Falls from height

As well as these most common risks, workers are also exposed to other hazards which, if safety measures are not in place, can have detrimental consequences. For example:

Working near water

Working in confined spaces

Working with electricity

Working with hazardous substances


Working behind closed doors


Guide to lone working

Whether your employees are dealing with electric, gas, water or sewerage, it is likely that they are exposed to hazards on a daily basis. Our free guide outlines everything you need to know about protecting lone workers.

How StaySafe helps protect your lone workers in the Utilities industry

At StaySafe, we have specifically-designed functionality to overcome common lone worker challenges faced in the Utilities industry. A panic button can be pressed at any time to signal for help, while missed check-ins and man-down alerts will notify someone even when a lone worker is unable to reach their phone.

The StaySafe app gives employers visibility of the location and safety status of lone workers in an emergency and allows them to check-in safely once they have finished a lone working or travel session. A note taking facility allows lone workers to add extra details to a session such as with whom they are meeting or where in a building they are based.

If an employee activates the app’s panic button or fails to check in, alerts are instantly visible in the online StaySafe monitoring hub. Chosen managers are automatically notified via text, call and email. With StaySafe, you can protect your employees wherever they are and whenever they need help


Why the Utilities sector loves the StaySafe monitoring solution

“StaySafe is an efficient and value saving solution that protects our employees over a large geographical spread, from one place. StaySafe has been embraced by employees and superiors who all feel safer.”

A-Jay Medwid

Operations Effectiveness, SaskEnergy

“We previously used a manual system that didn’t meet our safety requirements. It was unreliable and onorous. StaySafe is a more robust and user-friendly way to protect our people.”

Barbara Jewiarz

Associate, BeBa Energy

“Our experience with StaySafe has been really positive. We wanted a safety solution that was simple to use and reduced paperwork management. StaySafe fits into the company structure very well.”

Connell Shannaghan

Project Manager, Hydrosave

“Our employees commend the app for its ease-of-use. They know they will get help even in remote areas and when working out-of-hours. Implementing StaySafe has improved our level of care to our employees.”

Padraic Dolan

HSEQ Manager, Celtic Anglian Water

For us, the check-in and man-down features are great as many of our employees work in high-risk areas. If they have an accident, fall unconscious, or cannot signal for help, we know StaySafe will do that for them.

Richard Young

Health & Safety Manager, Dennis Eagle

“Prior to StaySafe we relied on traditional safety practices such as texting and calling the office, which became even more problematic in remote areas. Our employees now feel protected whilst at work.”

Stephen Kidley

Senior Operations Manager, enGlobe

If you are looking for a lone worker solution trusted by clients all over the globe, we would love to hear from you.

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