A satellite phone together with a planned call strategy can assist to meet those responsibilities. Some satellite phones are now available with tracking functionality and SOS emergency alert functionality. Please contact us to discuss the many options available to ensure peace of mind when your employees are working remotely or alone.
The following links and documents outline state by state the ascociated regulations and acts governing isolated worker and remote working conditions.
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Most states including Victoria, South Australia, Northern Teritory and Western Australia all have clear regulations in regards to what is required by an employer to ensure a worker's safety.
Other states without specific legislation requirements still require employers to carry out risk assessment when dealing with remote work locations and lone workers to ensure adequate compliance with their states duty of care responsibilities.
Acording to any States duty of care principles the employer is responsible for the health and safety of their staff at all times. When choosing to send your most valuable assets into a potentially dangerous remote site or isolated working condition, providing them with a means of communicating or raising a distress signal is a small price to pay to ensure your employee's safety and company's OH&S compliance.