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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Try OK Alone Worker: a cost effective alternative to Blackline Safety

Five Ways to Evaluate your Lone Worker App

Do you want lone worker safety monitoring, but only have a limited budget? There are so many choices, but your needs are straightforward. You want a work alone system that has lots of ways to check-in, especially an app, 24/7 live monitoring that you can turn on and off, and free updates and reports? Blackline …

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Improving the Safety of Employees who Drive for Work

Improving safety for employees who drive for work, from Ok Alone

Angelina Robinson and Rick Walters from Road Safety at Work BC. recently hosted a webinar, ‘Improving safety for employees who drive their own vehicles for work’.  Amongst the many interesting ideas they shared, one thought-provoking fact really stood out – ‘Any vehicle being used for work becomes the workplace,’ this then means that legal requirements …

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