If you work alone, your employer has an obligation to help keep you safe but you’re also obliged to help keep yourself safe too. With that in mind, here are five personal safety tips for working alone.
Lone worker monitoring software is an important part of your comprehensive approach to lone workers safety. It should come as standard with your lone worker device provision, but not all monitoring software is created equal.
Deciding which lone worker provider to trust with your staff is a big deal.
We’ve put together this handy guide to help you decide which portal is right for your teams.
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!
Lone working in the heath and social care sector is high risk, perhaps more so than any other sector.
The breadth of roles, environments, service users, and staff make predicting and controlling the risks very difficult, and adding working alone into the mix only makes it more dangerous.
So it is absolutely vital that health and safety managers have given careful consideration to the risk assessments, and have a robust lone worker policy in place.
In this blog we will discuss the main hazards faced by lone workers in the health and social care sector and give some tips for reducing the risk.
Implementing lone worker alarms is a big project for any business. The work that goes in before a solution is rolled out will include; risk assessments, lone worker policy drafting, research, smoothing over the technical side of things and getting approval from your bosses.
In order to work out how best to protect your staff, you must first know what the lone worker risks are. One of the easiest ways to do this is to establish what type of lone workers your staff are. We find it’s easy to use three distinct categories, each of which represent a variety of job roles; public lone workers, mobile lone workers and fixed location lone workers.
Our handy infographic breaks down each type of lone worker and the risks they face.
Implementing a lone worker policy into your business is the best way to protect your lone workers, whether you have dedicated lone worker alarms or not.
It ensures that every member of your team has a good understanding of the range of practices that will keep them safe, and have the confidence and permission to embed them into their everyday work-life.
But, as you almost certainly know, writing a policy is the easy part-getting people to follow it is where is gets tricky.
So, we have rounded up the best ‘tried and tested’ tips we have come across during our long careers it the lone worker sector for effectively rolling out a lone worker policy.
Do you know how lone worker solutions and devices work? If not, you wouldn’t be alone. There are a few misunderstandings about some of the features of devices. This blog will clearly explain what amber and red alerts are, and how help is sent out when lone workers need it the most.