What Must The Employer Of A Lone Worker Do?

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.

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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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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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