What is a lone worker? Before we go on to explain what a lone worker device is, let's begin by defining a lone worker. A lone worker is an individual…
According to this source, 83.72% of the world’s population owns a smartphone which translates to 6.648 billion people! Due to their portability, people feel protected by their phones. Most people will…
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.
Anyone who works unsupervised for any part of the day is considered to be lone working for that portion. Every role has its own hazards and risks, but for those who are lone working, the risks become amplified as the process of calling for assistance becomes harder.
Broadly speaking there are 5 types of lone worker, each with different challenges and risks.
In this blog we break down the 5 unexpected types of lone workers.
Alicia Mather is the Sales and Operations Director here at First2HelpYou and one of her responsibilities is ensuring that our lone worker service is one of the most comprehensive on the market.
Last week in our interview with David Atkins, he mentioned that the service is what makes First2HelpYou so special so we thought we would catch Alicia and ask her to expand on that…
David Atkins is Head of Product and Implementation here at First2HelpYou and is the brain behind our fabulous KIT lone worker device.
We managed to grab 10 minutes with him for a coffee and a chat to find out what makes the KIT device the best on the lone worker market and how it all came about.
Are you looking for lone working help? Our KIT Device might be just what you’re looking for.
When developing our own lone working 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.