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Top Tips for Small Businesses Employing Lone Workers

Top Tips for Small Businesses Employing Lone Workers

With around seven million lone workers in the UK, and this figure looking to rise, it’s important that these employees are adequately protected from any dangers while working alone. Employers have a legal responsibility to protect these workers and could face criminal prosecutions for accidents occurring in working hours if appropriate procedures are not put in place. With this in mind here’s four ways in which business owners can help to prevent lone worker accidents from happening in the first place… Carry out a comprehensive risk assessment In order to properly protect lone workers an employer must first carry out a comprehensive risk assessment which identifies any high-risk activities that they might be involved with. The main risks posed to lone workers can be divided into three cate... »