Are You Protecting Your Employees?

May 8, 2018


Are You Protecting Your Employees? ...

Your Safety And Your Employee’s Safety Matters!

Are your employees being checked on at regular, scheduled intervals? Is there documentation of these safety checks for auditing purposes? If not, you may not be compliant with Provincial Legislation.


Did you know that there is a Working Alone legislation?

Are you aware that there must be regular communication with employees while working alone?

Employer’s Legal Obligation

As an employer, you must identify the risks arising from the conditions and circumstances of the employee’s work. As well as, develop and implement safe work procedures to eliminate or reduce any identified risks to workers working alone or in isolation.

Can Help Protect You And Your Employees

CHECKMATE Working Alone is a proactive, automated, communications service designed to check on people working alone to ensure their safety.

Provinces And Territories Regulating Working Alone

The following provinces in Canada regulate working alone:

  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Saskatchewan

Here Are Some Things You Should Know…

A lone worker is someone who:

  • Is working alone
  • Does not readily have access to assistance if there is an emergency or worker is ill or injured
  • Travels away from the office for work
  • Works alone at an isolated site

Employers must provide an effective communications system that includes one of the following:

  • Radio communication
  • Telephone communication
  • Some other effective means of electronic communication
  • A system of regular contact by the employer with the worker working alone or in isolation


  • Must be an effective communication system
  • Must be a reliable source of communication
  • Employer must provide audit records
  • An employer must generate regular reports

CHECKMATE Meets Requirements

  • Working Alone is an effective communication system
  • 100% reliable
  • Provides audit trails
  • Generate weekly and monthly report