Lone Worker Policies
Helping you to develop an effective lone worker policy will once again be a key objective of this year's LONE WORKER SAFETY 2014 Conference & Exhibition.
We have invited some of the UK's most respected experts, to offer you the best possible and most up-to-date information, recommendations and guidelines, all of which will be of great interest to all those involved in the creation and implementation of your lone worker policy.
Nicole Vazquez (Director of Worthwhile Training) will once again be delivering another brilliant presentation. At 10:30 she will be speaking about: "Developing and embedding effective policies and procedures for lone workers."
The three key questions Nicole will cover are:
- Best practice on producing effective paperwork - what needs to be in and what can you leave out.
- Communicating your messages - how to engage managers and lone workers to achieve buy-in.
- Embedding lone working policies and procedures and assessing their effectiveness in the real world - how do you know it's having the desired effect?
Who needs a lone working policy?
If you employ lone workers, you have the same responsibilities for their health and safety as for any other employees. You may, however, need to take extra precautions to ensure that lone workers are at no greater risk than your other employees, and this is what a lone worker safety policy is really all about.
The intention of a lone working policy is to ensure the safety of lone workers or staff who sometimes work alone, by minimising the risks that they face and putting in place appropriate measures to improve their safety.
A good lone worker policy should at least include the following key topics:
People in fixed establishments
- Mobile workers working away from their fixed base
- Legal requirements
- Applicable Laws
- Places of Work
- Personal responsibility
- Working outside normal hours
- Lone Worker Risk Assessment
- Health & Safety
- Safe System of Work
- Organisational responsibilities
PPSS Group, the organiser of LONE WORKER SAFETY 2014 is more than happy to forward you contact details of professionals who will be able to assist you on developing the best possible lone working policy.
We are here to help you, so please do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to receive further information:
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