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Lone Working in Winter – How to Keep Your Staff Safe

By |November 10th, 2021|

Lone Working in Winter - How to Keep Your Staff Safe With the cold weather, short days and slippery surfaces, winter can be a tough time for everyone. However, it’s particularly tough on those lone workers who are exposed to it all but expected to battle through the conditions and get the job done. As employers have a legal responsibility to these employees, we thought it would be a good idea to examine how best ...read more »

How to Update your Lone Worker Policy for Home Workers

By |June 11th, 2021|

How to Update your Lone Worker Policy for Home Workers Your Lone Worker policy is designed to keep individuals who work alone or in small groups safe. While we often think of lone workers as performing risky jobs or interacting with an unpredictable public, home workers are also included in this category. Following the COVID pandemic, more employees than ever are working from home, making it a good moment to take a look at how ...read more »

Lone Worker Risk Assessment Checklist

By |March 24th, 2021|

Lone Worker Risk Assessment Checklist Around 8 million people in the UK are classified as lone workers. These employees are exposed to a range of risks, all of which need to be assessed and mitigated against – so far as it is reasonably practicable to do so. Employers have a Duty of Care to every one of their employees and you’ll need to take additional precautions if you’re to fulfil this obligation to lone ...read more »

Lone Working at Home: What You Need to Know

By |March 19th, 2020|

Lone Working at Home: What You Need to Know The rapid spread of the Covid-19 virus has meant that large numbers of businesses are now looking at ways to limit the impact on their workforce by asking employees to work remotely from home. A sudden switch to remote working is challenging enough without the additional pressures and concerns imposed by the coronavirus pandemic. Here, we take a look at six steps you can take to ...read more »

8 Myths About UK Lone Workers

By |December 24th, 2019|

8 Myths About UK Lone Workers There are approximately 6 million lone workers in the UK - that’s roughly 20% of the entire working population. Despite the vast numbers of employees who work alone, there are still several common myths surrounding lone working. Here, we take a look at eight popular myths and explain why they should be revisited. Lone workers operate entirely on their own The ...read more »

How to Choose a Lone Worker Solution

By |December 17th, 2019|

How to Choose a Lone Worker Solution Lone worker safety solutions play a vital role in protecting employees, providing peace of mind for lone workers, supervisors and managers, and fulfilling your health and safety obligations. However, choosing between the various solutions on offer can be difficult. Here, we take a look at six key considerations that should influence your decision. What work will the employee be carrying out? ...read more »

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