Lone worker safety in schools is often overlooked. This blog will give tips and hints on how to protect school staff who work alone, whatever their role.(more…)
Welcome to August’s edition of the Health and Safety news roundup.
As the first name in lone worker safety, we care about all things health and safety and endeavour to bring you the biggest health and safety news headlines from around the UK each month.(more…)
Keeping a lone worker safe is part of your legal obligations towards your staff. To keep your lone workers safe, you should have strong lone worker policies, a robust risk assessment, regular lone worker training and make sure your staff are all included in the team. A lone worker solution would help, too.
What Is The Law On Lone Working?
Lone working is not illegal, but your legal obligations as an employer do mean you have to consider the risk of lone working itself.
It’s not that you have to specifically cater for your lone worker because they are lone working, but rather that lone working presents specific hazards that should be addressed and mitigated.
So, if you are wondering how to keep a lone worker safe, read on.(more…)
By its very nature, lone working means that lone workers are statistically far more likely to encounter risks than those that work in teams.
Whether it is dealing with a sudden illness, a dangerous or aggressive encounter, getting lost in the dark or working too many hours without an adequate break, there are a multitude of risks that they can be faced with.
If you employ lone workers it is very important, in fact it is a legal requirement, that they are comprehensively trained and protected.
With that in mind, this week we are going to take a look at the many benefits of lone worker training.(more…)
Betting shops often have just one member of staff working in them and the former BBC chairman Lord Grade is leading a committee that is looking to introduce a new legal duty of care.
So, in this weeks blog post we are going to look at how betting shop changes could help protect gamblers and lone workers.(more…)
Last years event was such a resounding success that The Lone Worker Safety Expo is back this year, even bigger and better. First2HelpYou will be there, so this week let’s have a look at what goes on at the expo in our latest blog: First2HelpYou At The Lone Worker Safety Expo 2019.(more…)
It was just after 12:30pm on the 28th July 1986 when estate agent Suzy Lamplugh left her office for a 12:45-1pm appointment with a Mr Kipper at a property.
It was 6:45pm late that evening, 6 hours later, when the police received a call from Suzy’s boss reporting her as missing.(more…)
Lone working risks in summer do increase as the mercury rises. According to reports by the Met Office, June was the hottest month since records began and if this summer is anything at all like last year there will be at least a few days of heatwaves. Fantastic news if you are in the garden or on holiday, but maybe not so fantastic if you are at work!(more…)