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…)
World Day for Health & Safety At Work: Spotlight on Lone Working
In this blog we will look at 5 ways to support lone worker’s mental health that you can easily implement in your company, no matter what size or sector you are in.
Working alone can take a toll on even the most resilient lone worker. Looking after your lone workers should include their mental wellbeing, as well as their physical wellbeing.
Number 5-Keep them Safe-is absolutely vital. Read on to find out more.
An Escalation Contact is a person, usually a lone worker’s colleague, who is given the responsibility to be the first line of support for a lone worker in the event of an emergency when it is not appropriate to call the emergency services.
First2Help are back in the office today after a great couple of days at The Health & Safety Event, NEC 2018. Our legs may be aching but we’re absolutely thrilled with the results of our first exhibition appearance!
A lone worker is, as the name suggests, someone who works alone. But the confusion comes when we consider that a lone worker might not always actually be on their own.
If you are responsible for the health and safety of your colleagues or staff you might have heard the phrase ‘lone worker’ before, but the meaning of it can often be misinterpreted.
Lets find out the answer to the question, ‘what is a lone worker?’.