Lone working – Part I

The numbers of lone workers have been on the increase over the last few years and it is now estimated that there are in excess of 6 million lone workers in the UK. Advances in communications technology has played an obvious role in boosting these numbers more recently, as remote working becomes more commonplace in today’s technology-laden work environment.Of course working alone is not against the law and it is often perfectly safe to do so. However, as an employer, according to UK law, you are responsible for the health, safety and welfare at work of all your workers and lone workers


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