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What is Lone-Working?
With around 8 million lone workers in the UK, it’s helpful to understand exactly what lone working is, so you can address the risks. This article looks at the definition, but also explains what is meant by an “at-risk” employee, and summarises important legislation that’s in place to protect both them and lone workers.
Lone-Working policy template
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IWD Podcast: Supporting present and future entrepreneurs
Have you faced any challenges as a woman entering the security and tech industry? I think if you'd have asked me this 10 years ago, my answer would probably be quite different. There's definitely been a lot of challenges entering this market; you're a new entrant in...
Do you know what are the six types of hazards in the workplace are?
It’s not a positive thought, but in entering the workplace, we’re walking into an environment that’s full of hazards. You can't avoid them all, but you can stay safe by knowing what they are and how to deal with them. Here, we look at the six types of hazards in the...
Can the buddy system be replaced by a lone worker solution?
Buddy systems have played an important role in help ensure people’s safety at work since World War II. So why was the buddy system introduced, how is it used today, and where can a lone worker solution make improvements? What is a buddy system? A buddy system at work...
A guide to creating a risk assessment [with free templates]
If you’re responsible for the health and safety of your team, you will definitely have heard of a risk assessment. But what is it and why is it important? We give you a breakdown of this essential document, and how to get started in creating it. What is a risk...
What are the three risk categories for lone working?
PET is a short and snappy acronym for health and safety managers to use when thinking about the risks to their lone workers. It stands for People, Environment and Tasks, and here, we explore each of the three risk categories in lone working in relation to who it...
The dangers of working alone as a utility worker
Every lone worker risk profile has its challenges, and utility works certainly have their fair share. Responsible for maintaining the infrastructure that keeps our homes, businesses and communities running, utility workers often work alone in dangerous situations. ...