Safety and personal responsibility go hand in hand. True, a company director has overall responsibility for health and safety but each person in an organisation has a duty to protect themselves. Given the right tools and education, this is easy to do. If you already own a First2HelpYou lone worker device or your employees use them, we have listed some ways below that you can help you maximise the use you get from your device.
When developing our own lone worker device we were keen to give users a small and easy to use device. Why? Because size does matter when it comes to lone worker solutions! After years of working in the industry, we knew that lone workers commonly reported that they didn’t use devices or felt they were a ‘hassle’ due to their bulky nature, or that they didn’t feel easy enough to use.
A few members of the First2HelpYou team are dusting off their running shoes this summer to run through London and participate in the Virgin Sport British 10k Run. The aim is to raise funds for the Suzy Lamplugh Trust; read on to find out what you can do to help and how the trust spends their donations.
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.
Do you know how lone worker solutions 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.
Lone working in the voluntary sector carries specific risks. Voluntary workers have the best interests of others at heart; carrying out jobs and providing services that often takes them away from their own lives to help improve other peoples. They are also some of the most vulnerable types of lone workers. Read on for a further look at the voluntary sector and why charity workers could benefit from lone worker alarms.
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.
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.
Welcome to First2HelpYou and our blog. We are a new business to enter the lone worker alarms market and we are delighted to just this week, bring our innovative products and service offering to the table. We might be the new kids on the block, but with a few industry experienced brains working away in the background we naturally decided to establish a blog and a knowledge bank, where we can talk about all things lone workerish.