Tag: Lone Working

Week Commencing 20/12/2021 – In The News

Top ten tips for lone working over the festive period As the countdown to Christmas begins it’s important to remember the added risks this time of year can bring. It’s always imperative to look after your lone workers, and to consider your personal safety when working alone –  but even more so when a situation […]

Safety Spotlight – Driving Safely and Lone Working

As part of November’s Hazard of the Month, we’re highlighting two key areas: Driving Safely and Lone Working. Driving Safely Despite travel restrictions as part of the Government’s COVID-19 response causing a reduction in road casualties and fatalities, reported numbers were still alarmingly high – with 115,584 reported casualties and 1,460 reported deaths reported in 2020. Road safety […]

Week Commencing 16/03/2020 – In The News

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Coronavirus Update & Resources This week, the strategy against the coronavirus pandemic was stepped up by the UK government. Working from home is advised to anyone who can and schools are to shut from today for an indefinite period of time, except for the children of key workers. You are also to stay at home […]

Lone Working

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Working alone is not against the law, however, there are increased and specific risks that may occur as a result of lone working. The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 states that every employer must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all his employees. […]

The Dangers of Lone Working

Who is a Lone Worker? It is estimated that up to 8 million people in the United Kingdom are lone workers. That’s 22% of the 31.2m UK working population. Lone workers are those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision. Anybody who works alone, including contractors, self-employed people and employees, is classed as a lone worker. Lone working is legal but an employer still […]

Week commencing 02/09/2019 – In The News

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WA Management Unveils New ‘Hazard of the Month’ As always, WA Management aims to bring awareness to the hazards that plague the Health and Safety world and this month it is ‘Lone Working’. Whilst it may not be a hazard that automatically springs to people’s mind, it is important that employers remember that they have […]

Week commencing 26th November 2018 – In the News

Driver fell to his death after entering construction site On Monday, it was reported by the HSE that a chauffeur (who was uninvolved with building company) fell to his death though a basement void after entering a poorly fenced off construction site. As a consequence, SM Builder Expert Ltd was fined in excess of £5,000 […]

Halloween – Harmless fun or Health and Safety nightmare?

Lit-up carved Halloween pumpkins.

WA Management provides professional, adaptable and appropriate solutions for your Health and Safety needs. Each week, our research blog takes a detailed look at particularly topical areas of the sector, or risks that are repeatedly overlooked. This week we cast our scrutinising eye on Halloween, and whether any Health and Safety lessons can be learned […]

The Hidden Dangers of Lone Working

A person standing on top of a hill looking out and a laptop with headphones in, a phone, and a mug and saucer on a wooden table.

WA Management provides professional, adaptable and appropriate solutions for your Health and Safety needs. Each week, our research blog takes a detailed look at particularly topical areas of the sector, or risks that are repeatedly overlooked. The focus for this week ties directly into our ‘Hazard of the Month’ as we cast light on the […]

Week commencing 24th September – In the News

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Dealing with the “hidden” issue of fatigue in the workplace This week, Occupational Health research company Third Pillar of Health looked at the consequences of fatigue in the workplace. The report elucidated how not only how the vast majority of professionals in the UK are not getting the full amount of sleep they need, but […]