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Lone working in the housing industry: risk, legal duty and safety monitoring technology

Every employer has a duty of care to protect their employees from workplace risks. For those working alone in the housing industry, violence and aggression is not uncommon but there are practical steps that can be taken to better protect your employees

This document outlines the risks faced by housing employees as they travel and work alone, the employer’s responsibility under UK legislation and some of the ways you can reduce risk to your staff.

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Guide to Lone Working: Carrying out visits and client meetings

To be used in conjunction with your lone worker policy, this guide will provide your lone workers with some simple safety measures to avoid personal harm as they travel and work alone.

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Three compelling business reasons you shouldn't ignore lone worker safety

A lone worker is anyone who works by themselves without close of direct supervision for part or all of their working day. It is estimated that there are up to 49 million lone workers worldwide (Berg Insight Report 2013) and with many working in situations where they are vulnerable to violence, abuse, accident and injury, the health and safety of those individuals is a growing concern.

In the past 10 years, the lone worker industry has progressed with organisations across the world gradually adopting lone worker protection solutions to protect their ever growing workforce of lone workers.

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Best practice advice to ensure staff are protected in an emergency

While we all hope that disasters don’t occur and thankfully they rarely do, planning for a disaster or emergency can help keep employees safe and reduce company down time. Disaster management allows you as the employer to comply to health and safety laws and ensure the business continues to run as effectively as possible.

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What's your liability? A guide from StaySafe and Spratt Endicott Solicitors UK

StaySafe have worked in conjunction with Spratt Endicott Solicitors to provide a summary of the legal obligations organisations hold in regards to the health and safety of their lone working employees.

Legislation outlined in the document applies to any business or organisation operating in England and Wales and should be considered a starting point for the management of health and safety within the business.

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Three compelling business reasons you shouldn’t ignore lone worker safety

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