Why do you need Lone Worker Protection?
There were 397,000 threats of violence to British workers and 288,000 physical assaults. (2006/07 British Crime Survey estimates)
16% of respondents reported that someone had been abusive or violent towards them at work. (2006 Fit3 worker survey)
It is an unfortunate fact that many lone workers are even more vulnerable to the threats and physical assaults referred to above than others in the workforce.
However as likely as not, consultations between employees and employers as required by health and safety regulations will reveal that what is most concerning lone workers won’t be the incidents that feature in the crime statistics and news headlines. It will be more-or-les everyday events that cause the most anxieties.
This may be walking past gangs of youths, visiting rough parts of town, suffering an accident when no one is around to help, coming across substance abuse and more.
SitexOrbis can help. As well as helping employers to fulfil health and safety requirements regarding duty of care, our lone worker protection will enable staff to work more safely, confidently and therefore more effectively.
Happily many of our customers choose lone worker protection not because their staff suffer from attacks, but because staff feel safer. Many employers see it as an investment just-in-case for staff who, because they work alone, go the extra mile.