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Are your Staff Reluctant to Report Incid...

Health & Safety is a matter which all organisations need to prioritise highly. Employers can face costly fines for failing to take the safety of employees seriously enough. Solicitors which previously regarded ‘lone worker safety’ as a minor topic now have whole teams which specialise in workplace incidents and provide apprehensive employees with a lot […]

Buddy System vs Lookout Call

In theory, a Buddy System should work. All the lone worker has to do is remember to ‘check in’ with nominated colleagues at agreed times, before and after each appointment/task or journey. In practise, it usually doesn’t work because life gets in the way. Things can happen unexpectedly and it is very easy for a […]

GROSS NEGLIGENCE – NEW LEGAL GUIDELINES

Prison sentences for anyone convicted of gross negligence manslaughter are to be increased amid concern that offenders have been getting off much too lightly. Judges are being asked to consider life in prison for the most serious offenders, with a key recommendation they should serve at least 18-years before being eligible for parole. For the […]

TIME FOR A CHANGE?

TIME FOR A CHANGE?

I recently had a conversation with an NHS Health & Safety Manager who was considering various options towards the end of a three year contract for a BS8484 accredited solution costing his NHS Trust £120k per year. “Most of our 1,000 lone workers hate all types of monitoring devices and rarely use them. Devices are […]

 

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