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Is it surprising that organisations still hesitate to use technology to protect their most vulnerable staff at a time when violence is on the increase (2019 Crime Survey for England & Wales) and the courts have increasingly greater powers to impose heavy fines and cause reputational damage for proven employer negligence? It may not that […]


Lone Working tends to involve staff performing tasks alone in the office, visiting clients in the community or field work. Remote Working is another category which may be used to describe staff who frequently work alone at home. These home based workers are usually ‘risk assessed’ by employers under Duty of Care to reduce the […]


We often hear about sad cases of staff who have been injured whilst working alone and of employers being fined heavily for Duty of Care failures. Although the media often highlights the downside of lone working, there are great efficiencies to be made by deploying adequately protected lone workers. Lone worker safety systems enable employers […]

Interesting Feedback from Trainers

Anyone with experience of training lone workers often notice they are happy to divulge the full details of a serious incident during a training session, but are quite reluctant to report the matter to supervisors. The most common reasons for this unwillingness to share vital information may be briefly summarised as follows: Belief that nothing […]


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