Keeping lone workers safe and secure
Our research gives organisations the opportunity to re-visit guidance on legal obligations to employees that work alone; and to re-consider approaches to incident prevention and risk management. Successful risk reduction measures are diverse and vary according to workers’ roles. They include improved liaison with the police; improved reporting systems and communications technology; and one-to-one discussions that give employees the chance to talk about concerns.
Conflict avoidance training can be very valuable. And while organisations typically provide counselling for staff that have the misfortune of being involved in a violent incident, external services, such as victim support, should also be signposted.
- Lone working and personal security
- Incident prevention and risk management
- Risk reduction measures
- Conflict avoidance training
- Counselling and victim support services