Archive for September 2019

Challenges of Implementing Lone Worker Safety Solutions

Workers engagement

Many organisations today, utilise lone worker safety solutions in the form of devices or apps to help them support and keep in touch with their lone workers.  These can be especially useful when workers are out and about in the community, travelling or visiting clients. But sometimes implementing these systems can be challenging for organisations…

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Mobile Devices: a risk to mobile workers?

musculoskeletal risks of mobile devices

After 25 years in this job, I thought I had a good understanding of the key risks that are faced by lone workers. Violence, aggression, medical emergencies, harassment, falls, stress, isolation… Then I was introduced to Ed Milnes and in a quick five-minute conversation he gave me something else to think about – a risk…

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Travelling alone brings additional risks for workers: so who is ensuring their safety overseas?

Whatever the job role in whatever industry, lone working presents its own particular risks. But when overseas travel or trips to unfamiliar locations are thrown into the mix, the list of potential hazards skyrockets. Political instability, terrorism and kidnap threats, language barriers, jet lag and the increased potential of being targeted by criminals attracted to…

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A day in the life of a lone worker…

What does a day the in the life of a lone worker look like exactly? Well how long have you got for us to explain? The challenge is there is no such thing as a typical lone worker. They may be someone working totally alone, travelling out and about in the community, they may be…

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Article on Lone Workers in IOSH Magazine

Nicole Vazquez and Christine Morrison co-authored this article on Lone Workers for the IOSH magazine on 28th August 2019. We thought it was so useful we would share… Out of sight is not out of mind Organisations that do not educate managers on the potential hazards, legal responsibilities and business benefits of effectively managing the…

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