Lone Working


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

Abuse of staff tops retailers’ employment concerns, according to research

Industry demands harsher punishments for offenders after research by law firm TLT highlights that abuse against shop workers is the biggest employment risk to have materialised as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Council fined after teacher assaulted by pupil

Luton Borough Council has been sentenced after a teacher was assaulted by a pupil. Read More

Alone and at-risk: How construction companies can protect lone workers

Now that more construction workers are likely to be working alone, employers must ensure that they’re taking additional measures to protect their workers and meet their duty of care obligations – and workers need to be aware of how they can avoid the additional risks lone working can present. Read More

Coronavirus: Retail staff put ‘at risk’ by early pub closing

Retail union Usdaw fears that new government regulations requiring pubs to close at 10pm is putting shop workers at a greater risk of violence, verbal abuse and coronavirus infection. Read More

‘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

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


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