Top 10 Remote Worker Apps for Safety & Management

Deploying a remote worker app can help streamline management processes, while protecting your remote workers from the unique safety hazards they face. In this guide, discover the 10 best remote worker apps and select the most effective one for your organization in 2023.

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Published 3 Nov 2022

What is a Remote Worker App?

A remote worker app is a digital solution for managing remote workers, whether that entails managing their activities, schedules, productivity, communication, physical safety while working alone, or something else. Remote worker apps can offer a range of functionality, though the ideal remote worker app will be a comprehensive solution, enabling organizations to easily manage most aspects of remote employees' workdays. Ready to discover the 10 best remote worker apps for 2023?

Importance of Remote Worker Apps

As a baseline, a remote worker app should provide managers the ability to: understand employees’ activities and productivity; schedule tasks or activities; view remote workers’ real-time locations; communicate with employees; and streamline reporting. On the other hand, remote workers should be able to: view their assigned tasks/schedules; activate duress/panic alarms for immediate emergency assistance; automate periodic check-ins and overtime alerts; share activity notes; and submit auditing, hazard, and incident reports. 

It’s important to note that with the rise of remote work comes new safety concerns. Remote workers face much higher physical safety risks than those working in traditional work environments, so protecting them should be a primary consideration when deploying a remote worker app.

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What is the Best Remote Worker App?

In addition to managing tasks, calendar scheduling (i.e. Outlook and Google Calendar), communication tools, and tracking time spent, a primary consideration should be remote worker safety. Whether your team members are working from home or out in the field (carrying out appointments, inspections, working at other job sites, etc.), it’s your responsibility to safeguard them. SHEQSY is the best remote worker app, enabling you to manage your lone workers’ safety and activities from one user-friendly, cloud-based Dashboard.

Why Use a Remote Worker App?

There are many reasons why you might want to use a remote worker app. If your team is spread out across different locations, working from home, or traveling to various job sites, deploying the right remote worker app can bring many benefits, including increasing productivity and efficiency, reducing costs, maintaining quality, safeguarding employees, increasing compliance with workplace health and safety regulations, improving communication and coordination, and more.

How Do I Choose the Right Remote Worker App?

First, it is important to identify your organization’s specific needs. Do your remote workers require panic alarms for safety? Do you need a way to quickly schedule remote appointments and tasks? Do you have a way to keep track of employees’ locations, hours spent, and on-site hazards? Next, find the most comprehensive solution for addressing your needs – and ensure that the solution offers open APIs for integrations with the other tools you already use, such as Google Calendar, Microsoft Office, PowerBi, and more.

Built for and trusted by remote workers and leaders around the world

“SHEQSY gives us a level of peace of mind that our providers in the community have an easy to use tool that helps to keep them safe.  Our providers use the shift feature of the app – turning it on each morning and off at the end of the day, this allows us to have oversight of where they are and if required their last known location without extra workload or actions for our providers to do throughout the day.”

– Verity A., Head of Quality & Compliance, TBI Health

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Maddy Cornelius

Maddy is a content contributor for SafetyCulture. She has worked as a digital marketer and copywriter in the risk management industry for more than a decade. When she’s not writing for SafetyCulture, Maddy runs a popular travel and food blog and enjoys snowboarding, practicing yoga, hiking, and spending time exploring outdoors.

Maddy is a content contributor for SafetyCulture. She has worked as a digital marketer and copywriter in the risk management industry for more than a decade. When she’s not writing for SafetyCulture, Maddy runs a popular travel and food blog and enjoys snowboarding, practicing yoga, hiking, and spending time exploring outdoors.

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