Concerns about lone workers are on the increase. Every day we see yet more statistics showing that aggressive and violent incidents directed towards lone workers are escalating.
For many organisations the decision on how to improve the safety of their lone workers is a crucial one that cannot be undertaken lightly. Justifying the expenditure, real value and tangible increases in safety and protection are crucial.
Currently there are no specific legal requirements on employers in relation to lone working, however the duty to maintain safe working arrangements under the 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act does apply.
The Health and Safety Executive currently estimate that it can cost £20,000 just to investigate a serious workplace incident putting further pressure on organisations to ensure that their health and safety procedures are robust.
Peoplesafe, experts in Lone Worker safety, understand that identifying the specific risks facing lone working employees is complex. In response to this they have developed a comprehensive range of independent Guidance Documents to equip organisations with all the knowledge they need from current legislation to risk management, helping to provide support when making informed decisions about lone working policy.
These informative and practical documents are available exclusively from the Peoplesafe website.
The Guidance Notes cover the following topics:
What is a Lone Worker? – defines and identifies categories of lone workers and the potential risks they may face
Is it legal to work alone? – outlines the laws and regulations affecting lone workers BS8484, Lone Worker Standard – an overview of the provision of lone worker devices
Business case for investment – designed to assist in justifying expenditure on lone worker protection systems
Choosing a system for lone workers – how to identify the correct methods and solutions for your lone worker types
It is proven that employers who take proactive measures to implement a successful lone worker policy and solution will ensure that they meet their moral and legal obligations and safeguard the organisations future.
To ensure your organisation has all the information it needs to assist in establishing a successful lone worker policy visit www.peoplsafe.co.uk to download these Guidance Notes today.
Peoplesafe is the brand for lone worker safety solutions offered by Rocksure Systems Ltd. Visit the website at http://www.peoplesafe.co.uk