As the country’s nights grow longer and darker due to the clocks going back this month, it’s essential for lone workers to prioritise their safety.
First2HelpYou ae committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of those who work alone, especially during the challenging winter months. In this blog we will provide essential tips and precautions to help you stay safe when working alone at night as daylight hours diminish.
- Before heading out for your shift, plan your route carefully, opting for well-lit and populated areas whenever possible. If you need to navigate through less populated or poorly lit areas, make sure to share your route and estimated arrival times with someone you trust.
- At First2HelpYou we provide lone workers with an array of personal safety devices that can be used in an emergency. Make sure to always have these devices on you and that all devices are fully charged.
- Regularly check in with your employer or a designated contact. If your plans change or an emergency arises, make sure to communicate it promptly.
- Be vigilant and aware of your surroundings. Trust your instincts and report anything suspicious. It is better to be overly cautious than to ignore potential threats.
- Carry a torch or headtorch to improve visibility. Adequate lighting makes you more visible, it makes navigating easier and deters potential threats.
- Avoid distractions like headphones or excessive phone use. Stay focused on your surroundings.
- Take breaks in well-lit, secure areas rather than remote spots.
First2HelpYou is committed to your safety as the nights get darker. By following these tips, you can work alone at night with confidence. Your safety is our priority.