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Guide To Being A Good Escalation Contact

If you are a lone worker or employ lone workers, then you will have heard about escalation contacts. So, for our latest blog, we thought we would provide you with a guide to being a good escalation contact.

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Protecting The Mental Health Of Lone Workers

Looking after the mental health of workers is vital and lone workers, by the very nature of their work, are more likely to be susceptible to mental health issues. So, this week we are going to look at the best ways of protecting the mental health of lone workers.

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How Do Lone Worker Devices Keep Staff Safe?

You may have heard of lone worker devices and wondered how they work and how they protect employees, so, this week we will explain how our First2HelpYou lone worker devices keep staff safe.

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UK Safety News Roundup – September 2019

When it comes to safety and security, UK safety are leaders in planning and accident prevention. Unfortunately, there exists a minority who aren’t as safety conscious as the rest of us, so some accidents do occur.

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What Must The Employer Of A Lone Worker Do?

If you are the employer of a lone worker then reading and understanding all the rules and regulations could be a little bit overwhelming.

As lone worker safety experts, we are often asked what must the employer of a lone worker do?

So, here at First2HelpYou, we will help you to understand your obligations to your lone workers.

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Lone Worker Safety in Schools

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.

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Health And Safety Roundup August 2019

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.

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How Do You Keep A Lone Worker Safe?

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.

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The Benefits Of Lone Worker Training

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.

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Betting Shop Changes Could Help Protect Gamblers And Lone Workers

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.

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