OSHA Regulation 1915 for Lone Working HVAC Technicians

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HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) is a very large industry in North America. According to hvac.com there are over 105,000 HVAC companies registered in the U.S at present. These companies are required to adhere to regulations set out by OSHA. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is run by the United States Department …

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Lone Working in HVAC and the Trades

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What are HVAC and the Trades? There are many different occupations that fall into the HVAC and Trades category: Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Plumbers, Electricians, Roofers, Carpenters and many, many more. The May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates for the United States has 655,840 registered Electricians. They also state the number of Heating, …

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Ofsted Guidelines for Lone Working in Schools

Ofsted Guidelines for Lone Working in Schools

Ofsted states that all schools must have an up to date Health and Safety policy¹. Health and safety laws require schools to assess risks and put in place proportionate control measures. All schools should regularly monitor and review their health and safety policies to ensure they are reducing risks. Investigating Lone Worker Incidents in Schools …

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How Ok Alone is used by Schools, Tutors and Teachers for Lone Working

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Making sure teachers and tutors are safe in the school environment, when working alone, is becoming increasingly important. Ofsted guidelines and health and safety policies mean that any school worker who is on their own must be protected. At Ok Alone we have a suitable lone worker solution for your school. Here is a summary …

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Lone Worker Incidents & Workplace Fatalities in Ireland

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The 2019 statistics of workplace fatalities in Ireland show agriculture as the industry with the highest fatality rate followed by transportation and construction. All three of these industries employ a lot of lone workers. Lone workers are particularly at risk in these occupations as they are working in dangerous environments without any direct support from …

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Legislation and Regulations for Lone Workers in Ireland

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Who are lone workers in Ireland? The Health and Safety Authority of Ireland (http://www.hsa.ie) identifies lone workers as those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision. Anybody who works alone, including contractors, self-employed people and employee, is classed as a lone worker. Lone workers include: people in fixed establishments where only one person …

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How Lone Working affects Grooms, Stable Hands and Farriers in the U.K

How Lone Working affects Grooms, Stable Hands and Farriers in the U.K

The estimated horse population, including both private and professional ownership, in the United Kingdom is just below one million horses (988,000)¹ . There are around 2,800 registered farriers¹ and around 77,000 Animal care service occupations which include Grooms and Stable Hands² . Looking at horse related accident statistics, we find that in 2014 there were …

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How Lone Working affects Grooms, Stable Hands and Farriers in North America

How Lone Working effects Grooms, Stable Hands and Farriers in North America

The American Horse Council, has reported that the United States has a horse population of approximately 9.2 million and that the horse industry supports 1.4 million jobs in the United States¹. The horse industry directly employs 701,946 people (full-time, part-time and seasonal), which equates to 453,612 full-time equivalent jobs. These full-time equivalent jobs are in the …

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How Ok Alone Works

Here is a useful diagram explaining how the Ok Alone lone worker system works: Worker – Person working alone Monitor – Person who receives message that Worker is having a problem. Monitors take remedial action based on the Escalation Procedure Alerts – The message sent to the Monitor by email, sms or automated phone call …

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