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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.

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3 ways to prevent violence against retail staff

3 ways to prevent violence against retail staff

This year, the annual Black Friday flurry coincides with a cost of living crisis that is putting many under financial strain. And it’s retail staff, who often feel the brunt of this. They are the ones who will face customers used to firing a complaint about long waits...

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Protecting against different types of everyday hazards

Protecting against different types of everyday hazards

There are unknown risks at any point during even the most run-of-the-mill working days. But that doesn’t stop us from doing what we need to do. Lone worker protection isn’t just for high-risk industries or even those who are classed as lone workers. But just having an...

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What is lone working?

What is lone working?

Lone workers A lone worker is simply an employee who “performs tasks or works in isolation from other workers without close or direct supervision”. With around 8 million lone workers in the UK and working alone named one of the top ten hazards of concern to employees,...

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A lone working system for each risk profile

A lone working system for each risk profile

Every organisation is different. Every organisation has its own nuances and special requirements and this is true for every division or department too. It’s unlikely given the variation across different areas of an organisation that every employee risk profile will be the same.

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2021 UK Lone Working Survey Results Summary

2021 UK Lone Working Survey Results Summary

Lone working in the UK has increased significantly over the last decade. But while the number of lone workers has increased over the years, there has been a lack of formal research into the size and shape of lone working in the UK to this point.

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