Health and social care professionals met in London June 29-30 at the 2016 Health + Care Conference to learn about new ways to deliver healthcare and improve productivity in the delivery of health services. Advances in technology provide a multitude of new tools and integrated systems that can improve not only patient care, but also support the well-being and safety of health care workers.
What is a lone worker monitoring system and do you, as an employer, need one?
Workers in remote locations, at high risk job sites or providing services in private residences, face threats to their safety. What are a few things that you should consider when setting up a lone worker system to protect your employees?
Retail is less regulated than other high risk industries, but it has its share of risks too. Retail is public facing. You don't know who is coming in off the streets. Combined with long opening hours, cash handling and sometimes staff working on their own you end up with some significant safety challenges.
A Guardian/Insight survey asked what are the key challenges facing individual care worker, and the key challenges facing their employers. The challenges faced by employees and employers are linked. Forced by councils to bid at the lowest cost, home care providers struggle to pay and train their staff sufficiently to overcome skills and staffing shortages.
Single point of of contact is important in quarrying and aggregates businesses. It’s there for operational reasons as well a safey requirement. Keeping your points of contact up-to-date can be difficult when staff are constantly changing and coming on and off shift and where you have lots of contractors.
Whether it's for missed check-ins or help alerts, everyone who works alone or in isolation needs a written escalation procedure telling the support team what to do. That sounds easy enough, but often different employees require different approaches. So what are some of the key elements every escalation procedure should include?