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Working Alone/Working in Remote Areas

Working in remote areas or as a lone worker presents unique challenges that require careful consideration of safety aspects. One crucial element is communication. Lone workers should have proper communication with supervisors, including regular check-ins, scheduled at intervals, which can ensure that their well-being is monitored.

In remote areas, access to medical assistance may be limited. It's essential for lone workers to have basic first aid training and carry a well-equipped first aid kit. Additionally, employers should establish emergency response plans tailored to the specific challenges of the remote environment, including evacuation procedures and designated meeting points.

Environmental hazards in remote areas can pose significant risks. Lone workers should be equipped with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for the specific conditions they may encounter, such as extreme weather, wildlife, or uneven terrain. Adequate training on how to handle these environmental challenges is essential to minimize the potential for accidents or injuries.

Another critical aspect is the provision of adequate rest and breaks. Lone workers can be more susceptible to fatigue and stress due to the isolated nature of their work. Implementing policies prioritizing regular breaks and sufficient rest can help maintain optimal cognitive function and decision-making.

Finally, fostering a safety culture is paramount. Clear communication of safety policies, thorough training programs, and promoting an open dialogue about potential risks empower lone workers to take an active role in their safety. Regular reviews and updates to safety protocols ensure that they remain effective in addressing the dynamic challenges of working in remote or isolated environments. You can learn more about this and other safety topics through the assigned training in the Adobe Learning Manager.

Brentyn Utter

Safety/Equipment Coordinator

Celebrating 12 Remarkable Years of Leadership!

A heartfelt congratulations to Steve Wright on his 12-year work anniversary with Encompass! As the President, Mr. Wright brings an impressive 15 years of experience in the chief executive role for leading civil survey providers.

Beyond his role at Encompass, Mr. Wright's journey spans over two decades of distinguished service with major operating companies such as TransCanada, Northern Natural Gas, and Williams Transco. With a background in field and operational capacities, he has amassed over 40 years of invaluable industry experience.

As a Professional Land Surveyor licensed in multiple states, Mr. Wright's expertise has played a pivotal role in Encompass's growth. Under his guidance, the company has flourished to include over 300 full-time employees and more than 100 survey crews in just under nine short years.

Here's to Steve Wright, a true industry leader whose dedication has shaped Encompass into a thriving force!

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