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.(more…)
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.(more…)
Looking after the wellbeing of staff who regularly work alone is an issue employers’ need to consider; looking after Lone Workers with medical conditions needs even greater attention and simply cannot be left to chance that ‘everything will be fine’.(more…)
This Sunday is World Health Day, an international day to raise awareness of global health issues and open dialogue to talk about those issues. As providers of lone worker safety solutions, First2HelpYou are using the occasion to discuss lone worker health and how you can help keep your team healthy and happy.
Its that time of the month again when we round up the biggest news in the health and safety and lone worker world.
As the first name in lone worker safety we are keen health and safety enthusiasts. We keep our ear to the ground and bring you the biggest health and safety news of the month.
So, grab a coffee and enjoy reading some Brexit-free news for once!
This week we are talking about staying safe when lone working in the social housing sector. We already have a guide to the sector with some handy tips that you can read here. This post will go a little bit more in-depth to the types of job roles in the sector and the particular hazards.
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.
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.
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.