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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...

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...

Physical assaults on NHS staff increased by nearly 10% last year, with nurses reporting that staffing pressures have contributed to the rise in incidents. New figures obtained via a Freedom of Information request reveal a worrying leap in attacks on health workers, with the biggest increase...

Glasgow start-up Pick Protection nominated for Innovation of the Year in the Security field at this year's National Safety & Health Excellence Awards.   With over 8 million lone workers in the UK, it is staggering to find that only 6% of these workers have a monitored...

Remote working is common in many sectors today from Financial Services to Housing Associations. More employees now work from home or offsite than ever before. According to data from the ONS (Office for National Statistics), the number of UK workers who have moved into remote-working...