Lone Worker Compliance. Are you Legal?
This article explains some of the moral and legal obligations an employer has, when employing staff in a lone worker capacity.
Firstly lets start with the definition of a lone worker.
A lone worker is someone who “works by himself or herself without close or direct supervision”. The three types of lone workers fall within these categories:
- Public Facing: lone workers facing the public or clients
- Mobile: lone workers who are not based in a fixed location
- On Site: lone workers based at a fixed location, but who have limited contact with others.
An employers obligations:
- Understand legal responsibilities as an employer relating to:
- – Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974
- – The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
- – The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995
- – Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations 1977
- – The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981
- – The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007
- Ensure a risk assessment is carried out and strategies implemented to provide a safe working environment for the Lone worker
- Ensure the lone worker has the relevant resources, training and information to work alone safely
- Have procedures in place if a lone worker is in a duress situation or has an accident
By failing to address legal and moral obligations, employers are at risk of hefty fines, loss of personnel, damage to reputation and even potential liquidation.
It’s not just employers that have the responsibility to identity situations and circumstances where lone worker safety is important. Employees are legally obliged to attend training and comply with policies and procedures as outlined by the employer in order to reduce risk and enhance lone worker safety, so the final and necessary step to finalising and implementing an organisation’s lone worker policy is choosing a lone worker safety system, appropriately suited to your individuals’ needs.
The Foretrack Solution
Foretrack supplies lone worker tracking systems to ensure lone workers are protected.
Foretrack Lone Worker tracking provides high sensitivity GPS/GPRS real time tracking of your staff, allowing you to maintain contact with your employees, provide them with the ability to raise an alarm and in doing so comply with Health and Safety, Duty of Care and Corporate Manslaughter legislation.
Lone Worker and Personal GPS Tracking Features Include:
- Real Time Tracking
- Panic Button (Voice, SMS and Email alarms)
- Two way voice communication
- Latest GPS Technology
- National coverage
- Silent call monitoring
Lone Worker and Personal GPS Tracking Benefits Include:
- Small, compact and concealable
- Compliant with Lone Worker Legislation (Duty of Care & Corporate Manslaughter)
- Provides visibility of workforce
- Peace of mind for you and your workforce
Get in touch today with a member of our team on 023 80 249 860 or email firstname.lastname@example.org