The Benefits Of Lone Worker Training

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.


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Safety and Security Round Up March 2019

Its that time of the month again when we do our lone worker safety news roundup, looking at 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!


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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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