The Health and Safety at Work Act - Health & Safety lone worker policy construction

Debunking Common Workplace Safety Misconceptions

While businesses are becoming increasingly aware of best health and safety practice in the workplace, there still exists a number of misconceptions that prevent businesses from operating safely. We take a look at several of these common misconceptions and provide … Read More

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Minimise workplace aggression with training

Aggression in the workplace is something that many people come across day to day, one of the biggest sectors that is effected heavily by this is Healthcare. Aggression is a growing concern within the healthcare sector (Hahn et al, 2008) … Read More

UK Election 2017: Workplace safety

Political parties have recently released their manifestos ahead of the UK snap election being held on the 8th June. While Brexit, taxes and the NHS have dominated much of the debate, we take a look at what the Labour Party … Read More

StaySafe Lone worker app and Wearable device

The rise of the lone worker app – is it time to make the switch?

Dedicated devices have been around for a long time and are a great way to offer personal protection to at risk employees. However, with the advancement of technology and availability of smartphones, safety apps can offer a new and efficient … Read More

1 in 6 wouldn't report workplace hazards

1 in 6 wouldn’t report a workplace hazard

A new survey published by Accident Advice Helpline, has revealed that hazards aren’t always being reported in the workplace. 1 in 6 said they would not report identified workplace hazards despite 25% admitting that they or someone they worked with … Read More

Aer Lingus lone worker

In the news: Lone worker suffers fatal head injuries

Aer Lingus has been fined €250,000 following the death of an lone worker employee at Dublin Airport in 2014. The incident On 5th November, Cargo driver John Murray, was carrying out work unloading cargo at a warehouse. With access to … Read More

Creating a positive safety culture through discussion

Creating a positive safety culture

Humans by nature are highly influenced by our environment and those around us. When entering a new workplace, we are likely to adapt to our surroundings rather than go against the flow, even if it means ignoring the rules that … Read More

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Getting employees on board with their safety device

Providing your lone workers with a safety solution is a great step to take as a business. But whether you have just begun your search or have already rolled out your safety device, you may be concerned about experiencing resistance … Read More

Remote workers

Ensuring the wellbeing of lone and remote workers

Much of the debate around lone working focuses on physical safety and ways to keep employees protected remotely. However, lone and remote workers’ mental wellbeing often remains unaddressed. Yet remote workers miss out on a number of factors that benefit … Read More

The Health and Safety at Work Act - Health & Safety lone worker policy construction

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015: A year on

Today marks a year since the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and employees are beginning to see positive changes in their workplace. A survey of 776 industry professionals conducted by Safeguard, has provided some insight … Read More