It is critical that workplace safety best practices are in place to mitigate risk for your employees, this includes also employees who work alone. There are various types of lone worker including but not limited to those staff outside the office going to meetings, visiting private homes, checking on worksites, and working off-site.
The lone worker faces greater risks since most of the time there is lack of supervision and immediate support. We have highlighted some of the common risks associated with working alone.
Lack of emergency response
In case of an emergency or incident, such as a fall or an injury, there may be no one around to help them. What’s worse, an organisation may not even know that one of their staff is injured until it is too late to help. Some incidents might be life-threatening and with the proper emergency response, you can easily save one’s life.
Unsafe and unpredictable events
Lone workers may face more risks in their environment than, for instance, in a more predictable office set-up. For instance a chemist attendant, with the visits of strangers parading as customers, there are instances whereby malicious individual may gain access to the shop. Such events can put your staff at risk thus by having proper measures in place, mitigation of such events can be properly handled.
Lack of supervision
When people work together, they can look out for each other and help keep the work environment safe. When working alone, a staff member does not have anyone looking out for them. This is also important in events of an attack for instance health related attacks having people around to help can come in handy; which also brings about the need for a safety solution for your lone worker.
Dealing with violence
Many lone workers work with, or around, the public and can be exposed to threats, abuse and violence. Without any support from their team, they are at a high risk of being attacked.
We have put together a bespoke safety solution for your lone worker, including the installation of panic alarms, supported by remote monitoring at our state of art command centre. Our experienced operators have rapid response times and are highly trained in the recognition of unsecured situations. Responding to alerts, alarms and risks in a way suitable to the situation without compromising the security of the lone worker. To learn more call 020 2686857/020 7909011 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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