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…)
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.
Employers have a duty to look after and protect their lone workers, but if you work alone you also have an obligation to help keep yourself safe. Our lone worker safety tips can help with that.
Personal safety is so important and when you are out and about, on your own, there is only so much your employer can do to help keep you away from harm. Having your wits about you and being aware of the hazards at all times is as important as carrying a lone worker device or your employer having a good lone worker policy in place.
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.
Managing lone workers is a skill and requires time. If you are a team leader you might be familiar with the difficulties of keeping your lone workers safe, engaged, and on task whilst getting on with your own job.
It’s well documented that working alone can cause stress and feelings of isolation, both of which can then impact on physical health. With the additional stress of facing potentially risky situations, there’s no wonder that many lone workers aren’t very satisfied with their jobs or may leave for other professions.
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.