Lone Working


‘I’m totally comfortable with talking about the pandemic as both a risk and an opportunity for practitioners’

In episode 3 of the Safety & Health Podcast, 'IOSH President Andrew Sharman and how What3Words protects lone workers', hear from Andrew Sharman about adapting to COVID-19, and his latest collaborative book, and Giles Rhys Jones, Chief Marketing Officer at What3Words, about how the geocoding system can be used to keep lone workers safe. Read More

A guide to home working

Many businesses have begun to embrace the idea of flexible working and working from home and, in the current climate, more and more of us may find ourselves plunged into doing so for longer than the one to two days a week, which employers and employees adapt to fairly easily. Read More

Four in 10 police officers say they were assaulted last year and attacks on firefighters on the rise

A poll of more than 40,000 police officers in England and Wales has said that almost four in ten said they had been assaulted in the last year, while latest government figures show that attacks on firefighters in England have surged by 66% in four years. Read More

Doubling maximum sentence for assaulting an emergency worker

Anyone who assaults or attacks emergency workers could face longer jail terms, following the announcement of a consultation on doubling the maximum penalty for the offence. Read More

Falling bales account for 5% of farm workplace deaths

The summer months are a busy time for farmers and contractors, who will be working to make, transport and stack bales of silage, hay and straw. Bales are a vital method of conserving winter feed and providing bedding, but it is also important to remember that these activities have many safety risks. Read More

Send For Help recognised in Sunday Times tracker for solutions provided during COVID-19 crisis

Specialist lone worker technology business, Send For Help, has been listed in the Sunday Times Profit Track league table Covid-19 edition, recognising the vital solutions that the company is providing to support the safety of lone workers across the UK during the current health crisis. Read More

Vatix: Lone working guide

This guide covers everything employers need to think about, to write their lone worker health and safety documents. Read More

Over half of Brits are happy to work from home for as long as is needed

New research has revealed that 52% of Brits are happy to continue working from home for as long as is required. However, some 37% admit that they are starting to feel the pressure and 6% admit to already finding this new way of life a struggle. Read More

Government launches plan to tackle loneliness during coronavirus lockdown

The Government has launched a major effort to tackle loneliness and social isolation during the coronavirus outbreak and period of social distancing. The plan will aim to ensure that, for people of all ages and backgrounds, staying at home does not need to lead to loneliness. Read More

Bringing coronavirus criminals to justice

A number of people who have spat or coughed at emergency workers, or exploited coronavirus for their own gain, have been charged and prosecuted. The CPS have provided a sample of some of the cases which the CPS has charged and prosecuted recently. Read More


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