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Hear how a variety of different organisations overcame their individual challenges with the help of our lone working system.

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Don’t know where to start with your lone worker protection? We’ve got you covered with this step by step process to walk you through each stage, from risk assessement to implementation.

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

Download our lone worker policy template as a first step in building a robust policy. 

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​​The dangers of working alone as a utility worker

​​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. ...

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A guide to lone worker hazards in a Local Authority

A guide to lone worker hazards in a Local Authority

When we speak to our Local Authority customers, the team members they are most concerned about vary. For some, it’s the employee they have working in a remote area of the countryside repairing a broken flagstone path. For others, it’s the councillor going to meet...

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How to add lone working into your risk assessment

How to add lone working into your risk assessment

There are a few reasons why you might need to factor lone working into your risk assessment, where you didn’t need to before. This could be because of a reduction in staff numbers, or a move into a more flexible way of working.  If you’re having to revisit your risk...

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How to save money on your lone worker solutions

How to save money on your lone worker solutions

Lower costs don’t mean substandard protection. There are ways in which you can save money on your lone-worker solution and still keep your lone workers safe.    1. Use an app Many lone-worker systems out there will give you the option of devices or apps. It’s...

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Are you factoring in temperature in working conditions?

Are you factoring in temperature in working conditions?

As the temperature drops, the Health and Safety Executive have simplified guidelines to make it easier to understand the requirements, and risks. Under their basic guidance around how temperature factors into working conditions, the HSE offer insight into commonly...

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Vlog reveals lone worker challenges at Christmas

Vlog reveals lone worker challenges at Christmas

The footage from Christmas Eve 2021 shows the type of risks Father Christmas faces when doing the rounds, and how Pick Protection’s PG Smart App provides support.   Setting a Time at Risk for 24 hours, Father Christmas sets off on a gruelling delivery shift that takes...

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