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Aer Lingus Fined €250,000 After the Deat

Aer Lingus Fined €250,000 After the Death of an Employee

On the 5th of November 2014, at Dublin airport, cargo driver John Murray fell from the dock and sustained fatal head injuries. He was unloading cargo at the warehouse and access to the designated pedestrian door had been closed. This meant he had to access the warehouse by climbing up and down a 3ft loading […]

Tips for Small Businesses Employing Lone...

Tips for Small Businesses Employing Lone Workers

With an estimated 8 million lone workers in the UK, it has never been more important that employees are adequately protected from dangers whilst working alone. Employers have a legal responsibility to protect lone workers and risk criminal prosecution for serious accidents that occur during working hours if suitable procedures aren’t in place. With this […]

A Safer Approach to Lone Working

A Safer Approach to Lone Working

There are definite risks for people who are working alone, particularly if they’re in public facing roles and especially when home visiting is required. There can be concerns about the lone worker being vulnerable to crime when out and about or that they may face aggression from the people they are dealing with. “Social Worker […]

Is Police Rationing Putting Lone Workers...

Is Police Rationing Putting Lone Workers At Greater Risk?

Some police forces are putting the public at an unacceptable risk by rationing their response as they struggle with cutbacks, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary warns. The inspectors say there are now too few police officers and in some areas an erosion of neighbourhood policing. HMIC said: Three forces – Hertfordshire, Humberside and Nottinghamshire – […]

Lone Working: The Perils and Protection

What is meant by ‘lone worker’? The term ‘lone worker’ is used to describe anyone, in any profession who works completely on their own.  Some examples of lone workers are GPs, health visitors, home care assistants, sales people and office personnel who work from home. People often carry out lone working tasks, such as when […]


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