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.
It is a fact that working alone carries high risks, not only from ill health or adverse conditions, but it also has a higher risk of lone workers being subjected to violence or attack.
In this blog we will explore what the risks of violence and, the effect they have on the employee and the employer, and how they can be reduced.
The co-founder of the Suzy Lamplugh Trust died peacefully at home this week, aged 87. Paul Lamplugh OBE founded the personal safety focused trust with his wife, Diana, OBE, after the disappearance of their daughter, Suzy, in 1984.
Since then, the trust has worked tirelessly to reduce the risk of violence and aggression to people, and to lobby for awareness of lone worker and personal safety, and stalking.