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 Tips – Our Top Three (Infographic)

Employers have a duty to look after and protect their lone workers, but if you work alone you also have an obligation to help keep yourself safe. Our lone worker safety tips can help with that.

Personal safety is so important and when you are out and about, on your own, there is only so much your employer can do to help keep you away from harm. Having your wits about you and being aware of the hazards at all times is as important as carrying a lone worker device or your employer having a good lone worker policy in place.


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Working Alone at Home – Advice For Employers

Working from home is becoming increasingly common. The last set of data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) shows that the number of home workers in the UK has increased by nearly a quarter of a million over a decade. It is estimated that more than five million people work from home, either all of the time or are able to work flexibly, spending part of their time at home.


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Seasonal Effects on Lone Workers

Lone working can come with its risks, but at different times of the year, there can be certain seasonal effects which accentuate these hazards, or bring new ones. Knowing the Seasonal effects on lone workers can help to keep them safe, happy, and productive.

Lone workers should not be put at a greater risk than other employees, but the nature of their work can mean that frequently they are. While many workers are affected by seasonal changes, especially when it comes to commuting, lone workers may find themselves more exposed, sometimes literally.

Here we look at the potential effects of the changing seasons on lone workers.


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