Legislation, Regulations and Policy for Lone Workers in Ireland

lone working ireland

Who are lone workers in Ireland? The Health and Safety Authority of Ireland (HSA) 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.’¹ Lone workers include: people in fixed establishments where only one person works …

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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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Lone Working Jobs in Ireland

Health and Safety Guidelines biowaste

The Health and Safety Authority of Ireland (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 employees, is classed as a lone worker. Who are lone workers in Ireland and what jobs are they doing? People identified as lone workers …

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Applying GDPR to Lone Worker Solutions

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From the 18th of May 2018 all countries in the European Union had to abide by the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This was approved by the European Parliament and Council and replaced the Data Protection Directive 95/46/ec.  These regulations apply to everyone from small businesses to large enterprises and can result in some …

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