Work-related fatal injuries in Great Britain 2023

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At the beginning of July the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for Britain released their figures for the number of work related fatalities with data from April 2022 up to March 2023. During the assessment period for 2022/2023 135 workers were killed in work-related accidents in the UK, an increase of 12 from 2021/22¹. Industry …

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Understanding the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and their Legislation, Guidelines and Penalties

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Here are the lone working and work alone acts and regulations found in the United Kingdom. This article includes information on lone worker policies and legislation, including guidance from the UK Health and Safety Executive. The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) defines lone workers as “those who work by themselves without close or direct …

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Lone Worker Legislation & Policy for the UK

Information on lone worker and work alone legislation in the UK. Including guidence from the The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) .

The significance of lone worker legislation & policy in the UK continues to rise as the government and legislators evaluate the necessary measures companies must take to safeguard their employees. Protection for lone workers is already strictly enforced in numerous countries, and the UK maintains a leading role in this critical area. Stay ahead of …

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Protecting Farm Lone Workers in Britain’s Most Dangerous Industry

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Farming and agriculture have been found to be Britain’s most dangerous industry. Farm workers often carry out their jobs alone which leads to many more incidents and fatalities. One way of bringing the numbers down and improving the safety of agricultural workers is to use a lone worker system. The Agriculture Fatality Rate Agriculture has …

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Lone Worker Solutions Help Agricultural Industry Prevent Disaster

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Agriculture is the UK’s most dangerous industry. The introduction of a lone worker solution would allow farmers working in isolation to remain in contact with others and have their safety monitored. What the Health and Safety Executive’s report says about Agricultural Safety In the Health and Safety Executive’s report on ‘Fatal injuries in agriculture, forestry …

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The Dangers of Being a Lone Working Security Guard in the U.K

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) statistics show that there were an estimated 739,000 incidents of violence at work, 356,000 of which were physical assaults.¹ New Security Roles Violent crime continues to increase across the U.K as police numbers diminish. As a result of this, private guards have been hired to fill the security vacuum, along …

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Best Practice for Protecting Lone Workers in British Universities

Within British universities it is not unusual to find people working on their own. People working by themselves without close or direct supervision, where they cannot be seen or heard by others. Who at University are lone workers? Bath University have created a list of those they consider to be lone workers: Lone worker guidelines …

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Farming as a lone worker is the most dangerous industry in the UK

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The HSE has released their latest figures for 2018 about UK health and safety – and the results may be surprising for some.  The annual HSE report always makes for sobering reading. The good news is that health and safety standards continue to improve – but as always there is still room for improvement. What …

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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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Health and Safety Guidelines for Workers Exposed to Biowaste

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The handling of biowaste by lone workers is an area we hear more about each month.  Health and Safety Guidelines across Canada, USA, UK Australia and New Zealand all cover the unique risks assosiciated with biowaste.  In this blog, the team at SafetyON have kindly shared their thoughts on the subject. ————————- There are several …

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Future of Health and Safety Conference 2016 – Lone Worker Protection Systems

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How Will the New 2016 Help Great Britain Work Well Strategy Impact Your Business?

With the publication of the 2016 Help Great Britain Work Well Strategy we are seeing a renewed focus brought to occupational health and safety in the UK. This document outlines new goals and strategies for protecting and supporting workers and aims to streamline health and safety processes so that they function better, rather than just

The latest in lone worker safety technology at IFSEC 2016

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Discover the Latest in Lone Worker Safety Technology from Europe's Industry Leaders

Thousands attended the recent IFSEC 2016 trade show at the Excel Exhibition Centre in London, the biggest show in the UK for the security industry with over 600 exhibitors. A plethora of new and newly upgraded systems, safety apps and tools were shared with interested visitors from across the globe.

Healthcare Industry Prioritize Lone Worker Protection Systems

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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.

Looking after retail staff who work alone

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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.