lone working


What3words: The app that could save the lives of lone and rural workers

What3words has divided the world into 57 trillion 3m by 3m squares and given each a unique three word ‘address’. It means, a person’s exact location can be pinpointed more accurately than a street name or postcode in the event of an emergency. 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

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

Home working for young workers

While the world battles COVID-19, everyone who can is now having to work from home. For young workers and their managers this may present additional considerations and challenges to be overcome. Read More

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

Guide to lone Working: HSE guidance updated

Working by yourself in a remote location presents a set of challenges both for employers and the lone workers. It is estimated that there are eight million lone workers in the UK which represents about 20% of the UK workforce. On this content hub, SHP brings you the latest lone working guidance. Read More



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