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Wednesday, 13 November

Lone Worker Protection Advice

The British Security Industry Association estimates that more than 6 million people in the UK work either in isolation, or without direct supervision, often in places or circumstances that put them at potential risk.

The figures show that there are more than 160 attacks on lone workers every day. In addition to violence or aggression, lone workers are also at risk from slips, trips, falls and occupational hazards, such as electrocution and can also suffer from personal wellbeing risks such as regularly being in stressful environments.

All employers have a duty of care to their staff, supporting those who often work alone will not only protect them, but an employer’s reputation and business, advises a new white paper on lone workers from people protection expert, Orbis.

It explores what constitutes a ‘lone worker’, threats they face and legal requirements placed on an organisation that employs them. It also discusses different options for supporting and managing lone workers and offers best practice advice.

Download a free copy of the white paper at www.orbisprotect.com/download-lone-worker-white-paper-2/

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

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