REMOTE lone worker monitoring system Trackplot is commemorating 10 years of keeping people safe. 

Since its conception in 2009, Trackplot has been offering lone workers an effective way to keep in touch and minimise the risk of working alone outdoors.

Gert Riemersma, founder and technical director, developed the first iteration of the Trackplot Portal in 2008 as a project for a blue chip client. Educated as a land surveyor and with 15 years’ experience working in the oil and gas industry, Gert knew his product could help lone workers. 

Over the past 10 years, his company has helped companies implement his solution and establish robust lone worker procedures to give both employers and staff peace of mind. 

Forestry and estate and land management are sectors Trackplot is passionate about helping protect. As a member of FISA, Confor, FCA, BASC and the Suzi Lamplugh Trust, it is fully committed to safety and understanding the issues facing these sectors.

Its experience working with forestry and estates has allowed it to further develop the technology to meet the needs of lone workers. For example, the Trackplot Portal allows managers to group employees based on activity and cater notification periods to the staff’s working hours.

Gert Riemersma said: “Keeping people safe is at the heart of our business. We have worked with many different companies and lone workers over the 10 years and we have brought enthusiasm and experience to every project. We make continual improvements to our system to ensure it is fit for purpose. 

“Recently we included an ‘out of office’ option to take into account holiday and leave absences, giving each lone worker the ability to redirect notifications to an agreed contact to ensure the escalation process remains robust, despite absences.”

Emma Thomas, director, said: “We have a fantastic dedicated team who strive to deliver truly outstanding customer service every day. We are proud of this because lives depend on it. 

“We are looking forward to working with more safety-conscious clients over the next 10 years.”