Lone Working


Severn Trent Water streamlines communication and critical alert processes with dedicated digital radio platform

Water authority sought to resolve communication challenges, health and safety risks for lone workers caused by poor mobile coverage across its sites and efficient management of critical site alarms. Read More

Man jailed for assault of emergency worker after using threat of coronavirus to avoid arrest

A man who assaulted an emergency worker and told police he had coronavirus to try to avoid being arrested has been jailed for 31 weeks. Read More

A guide to home working and self-isolating

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

Webinar: Mental health & wellbeing and looking after remote workers

Catch up with our most recent webinar, which looked at health & wellbeing in the workplace. With many employers advising staff work from home during the coronavirus outbreak, it also covered how period of self-isolation or prolonged time working from home can affect health & wellbeing and require a different approach from managers. Read More

Home working: Employee factsheet

If you work from home, your employer must make sure there is a risk assessment of your work activities. With the current government guidelines in place, HSE says it is not necessary for someone to visit you, but you should complete a questionnaire and provide appropriate evidence e.g. photographs. This will help decide if sufficient steps have been taken to prevent harm to you or anyone else who may be affected by your work. Read More

Home working: Directors briefing

Employers have a duty to protect the health and safety of all employees, including home workers. Read More

Home working essentials for managers

This handy guide from Barbour EHS details what managers should consider while employees are temporarily working from home. Read More

Home working: A Barbour Guide

This Barbour EHS guide includes: Legal requirements of home working, Benefits of working from home, Successful working from home, Pitfalls of working from home, Managing home workers and Arrangements for securing health & safety at home. Read More

‘Toxic culture’ in English fire services, according to new report

Fire services in England suffer from a "toxic" culture, with some firefighters not treating colleagues with "enough humanity". Read More

Up to 50 prosecutions for assaults on emergency workers every day, according to CPS

In the first year of legislation making attacks on emergency workers a specific offence, The Crown Prosecution Service says it has prosecuted more than 50 assaults a day. Read More


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