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This week’s blog looks at another lone worker incident. A 63-year-old fell to their death due to a breach in the Work at Height Regulations 2005. Find out what happened below. John Flowers, 63-years old John Flowers was an experienced linesman who fell to his death whilst...

This week’s blog looks at two different incidents where lone workers have died due to breaches of the Health & Safety Act. We will discuss the cause of deaths and the implications for not complying with H&S regulations. Incident 1 - George Wilson aged 64   The first...

Maintaining good health at work for a lone worker is different than for those who work in their employer’s premises where the employer controls their working environment. This blog discusses what is meant by good health at work and the challenges for lone workers in...

This blog answers the most frequently asked questions (FAQ's) about lone workers. You can find more detailed information on the HSE website. Who is responsible for the Health & Safety of sub-contractors? HSE state, “if you have a contractor working for you, then both you and the...

An example of getting it wrong was the case of a lone South West Water worker drowned whilst unblocking a water filter, falling through a hole of a filtration tank and into 6.5 feet of water. Despite activating the company’s lone worker alarm system, he...