Lone working is a term that is used a lot, but what does it really mean and how does it impact lone workers’ safety, security, and wellbeing?
We had a chat with First2HelpYou, one of our exhibitors at this year’s Lone Worker Safety Live event and they shared with us some of their thoughts on the common misconceptions surrounding lone working. Grab a coffee and read on…
When considering the use of Body Worn Cameras as a way of reducing the risk to workers, many organisations focus on the camera features. In this article, Chris Allcard from Reliance Protect encourages organisations to look beyond this and consider the wider issue of management of the media created. Grab yourself a cuppa and read on.
A few months ago we were lucky enough to share an article from Dr Liz Royle, KRTS International. If you missed it then do take a few moments to read Why The Human Brain Can See Disconnection As Inherently Dangerous first. Today we offer you the follow up, building connections and reducing disconnect. Find yourself 10 minutes and grab yourself a cuppa and have a read.
Supporting the mental health of lone workers – why the human brain can see disconnection as inherently dangerous.
In a two part series Dr Liz Royle from KRTS International Ltd gives some insight into lone workers and how we can better support them when it comes to mental health and the importance of putting subject into some psychological context so that we properly understand what we’re trying to achieve and why this helps.
Join us today, for part one of the series, as we look at how we need to be part of a social group, how being away from the tribe for too long is dangerous and how being part of a group with make an individual thrive rather than just survive.
We thought a three-hour virtual conference would be long enough but we were wrong! There were so many questions put forward by the audience we simply couldn’t answer them all live so here are the answers to those we didn’t get round to on the day…
We know how disappointed the Lone Worker Community is that we have had to postpone our face-to-face event so we would like to invite you to join us for a few hours of all things Lone, Remote, and Hybrid Worker. This is your chance to hear from our Keynote Speakers in our FREE webinar (virtually a conference) on 12th October at 09.30.
One of our Trusted Exhibitors StaySafe are running an informative webinar with Sean Toon, mental health speaker at PROUD2BSAFE on the 27th September at 12pm (BST).
Sean will be sharing his story on how his mental health affected him and the changes he made in order to reclaim his life.
He’ll also be discussing the effects mental health can have on an individual’s ability to work safely and what employers can do to support their employees.
Click here for more information and to register now.
Vismo who are one of our new exhibitors this year focus on supporting workers who travel globally, lone work or work from home. Working from home is something many of us have experienced some for the first time) in the last 18 months, so we asked Vismo to share their thoughts on the associated risks.
Grab a cuppa and read on…
One of our new exhibitors this year is Equivital. We spent some time chatting to Anmol Sood, CEO of Equivital to learn more about their approach and the specific ways they can help businesses mange the risks to lone and remote workers.
As most of us return to our usual workplaces – including remote, off-site settings – after the Covid-19 pandemic-related closures, it is more important than ever to review and update your existing lone worker policy. Or if you don’t have one already in place, now is the time to build it.
There are many different views on what should be in a policy and whether you even need a Lone Worker Policy in the first place. We spoke to Vatix one of our new Exhibitors for 2021 to hear their views on producing a robust lone worker policy.
Nicole was asked to write an article for the industry leading IOSH magazine on managing the risks to staff who continue to work remotely post lockdown, here she looks at why lone or remote working might not work for everyone, some of the steps organisations can take to support their remote workers and reviewing some of the risks this group of workers are now faced with.
The subject of mental health has been propelled towards the top of many organisation’s agendas, owing to the uncertainties, challenges and trauma of the global pandemic and many more people working from home. We spoke to Dr Liz Royle of Power To Respond a specialist crisis and trauma company to discuss why people find it difficult to discuss their mental health and ask for support.