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…)
If you are the employer of a lone worker then reading and understanding all the rules and regulations could be a little bit overwhelming.
As lone worker safety experts, we are often asked what must the employer of a lone worker do?
So, here at First2HelpYou, we will help you to understand your obligations to your lone workers.(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…)
Those who are working alone can feel isolated from their employer and colleagues, in turn, these feelings of isolation can lead to depression, anxiety or stress. This is before we even get to workload or work type related stress. Lone working related stress is real.
After our success at the Health and Safety Event earlier this year, First2HelpYou will be joining our friends over at the Lone Worker Safety Expo this October. Read on for more details about this must-attend conference for anyone who manages or works with 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.
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.
Countless studies show that those who work alone are at higher risk of feeling isolated from their employer and colleagues.
Anyone who has ever been a lone worker, freelanced, or regularly worked from home can identify with the feeling of isolation it brings. It can be easy to go from breakfast to dinner without speaking out loud to another soul, and this can be lonely.