Lone Working

Are you covering the Risk?

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Course Length: 1 day

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* Limited to 2 attendees per company *

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There are no specific regulations covering employee lone working but this is a key area where Managers and Directors in a business are personally at risk of prosecution and even jail! This has come about as a result of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007. If you want to know more about this and to learn how to protect your business, you can attend our half day FREE seminar on Lone Working

When it all goes wrong…

You may also be surprised to know how common it is to find people working alone in businesses up and down the country without an understanding in the organisation of the consequences should something go wrong. The HSE publish case studies of what can happen, for example…

The HSE prosecuted a company in 2011 despite them having a lone worker policy in place, after one of their heating engineers suffered a fatal accident. A 68 year old man fell from height whilst working alone and suffered severe head injuries. Although the policy made sure the employee checked in with his supervisor before work started, it wasn't until the next day that the supervisor realised that the heating engineer hadn't checked out. The directors are lucky this didn't end up in a jail sentence!

Who should attend this seminar?

Anyone in a company who is responsible for Health and Safety will have a direct responsibility for the management of lone working. Other than that, any manager or director directly involved in employee welfare (including the Managing Director!) would be well advised to gain a deeper understanding of the issues and will benefit from this session.

What will the seminar look like?

After a very brief look at the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 (This can get a bit dry if you over-do-it!) we will have a look at the principles of Lone working, how to set up a policy to protect you and your employees and the British Standard BS 8484:2011 (Provision of lone worker device (LWD) services. Code of practice - once again, we will be brief!). We will then take a look at some of the technology available to help you protect your workers including a live demonstration.

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