When developing our own lone worker device we were keen to give users a small and easy to use device. Why? Because size does matter when it comes to lone worker solutions! After years of working in the industry, we knew that lone workers commonly reported that they didn’t use devices or felt they were a ‘hassle’ due to their bulky nature, or that they didn’t feel easy enough to use.
A few members of the First2HelpYou team are dusting off their running shoes this summer to run through London and participate in the Virgin Sport British 10k Run. The aim is to raise funds for the Suzy Lamplugh Trust; read on to find out what you can do to help and how the trust spends their donations.
Countless studies show that those who work alone are at higher risk of feeling isolated from their employer and colleagues.
Anyone who has ever been a lone worker, freelanced, or regularly worked from home can identify with the feeling of isolation it brings. It can be easy to go from breakfast to dinner without speaking out loud to another soul, and this can be lonely.
It’s well documented that working alone can cause stress and feelings of isolation, both of which can then impact on physical health. With the additional stress of facing potentially risky situations, there’s no wonder that many lone workers aren’t very satisfied with their jobs or may leave for other professions.