The Leading News & Information Service For The Facilities, Workplace & Built Environment Community

Lone Worker Protection Advice

11 July 2014 | Updated 01 January 1970
 
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 | Published 11 July 2014

Share


Related Tags


Related Articles

The British Antarctic Survey – Is this the Coolest Job in Facilities Management?

Most tend to think of facilities management as a job sector based in hospitals, large office buildings or universities – but some FMs work in the coldest and most...

 Read Full Article
Buyer’s Guide – Technology for Lone Worker Safety

Lone workers without direct supervision or anyone to help them if things go wrong will always be at greater risk of accident, and can benefit from mobile app solutions to...

 Read Full Article
Now That's Smart - Workforce Management Aids Growth

A cleaning & security business has improved control over thier operations with the adoption of employee scheduling and workforce management software from...

 Read Full Article
Lone Worker Protection On The Market

A security firm has introduced lone worker protection for occupiers in residence at the Old Spitalfields Market in London. Old Spitalfields Market or OSM for short, is...

 Read Full Article
Can Connected Systems Benefit Health & Safety?

The desk role of H&S officers has been transformed by technology, writes Rosalind Benjamin. It’s improving accountability and transparency and most importantly,...

 Read Full Article
New Ways Of Working - The Real Game Changer For H&S

There has understandably been a great deal of focus recently on the potential impact of Brexit on the health and safety sector. Some commentators are concerned that a...

 Read Full Article
Plea To Keep Wild Swimmers Out As Death Toll Rises

A drowning prevention charity has issued a warning as the UK's warm temperatures don't look like abating - and school holidays are just around the corner....

 Read Full Article
Defibrillators - A Matter Of Life And Death Through Gilmore's Eyes

What do you offer to your customers? What about medical devices that can mean the difference between someone dying or surviving? asks Mark Gilmore According to an...

 Read Full Article
NHS Trusts In The Dock - Legionella and Lone Worker Fatality Convictions

Royal United Hospitals (Bath) NHS Foundation Trust has (in week ending December 15) pleaded guilty to a charge under Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act...

 Read Full Article
You are Not Alone

Working with its partner Lone Worker Solutions, Mitie has been awarded a five-year contract to provide a lone worker monitoring and protection service for Northumbrian...

 Read Full Article