Comply With The Health & Safety At Work Act 1974 – Protect Your Lone Workers

Health & Safety At Work Act

Protect Your Lone Workers

This guide clearly lays out the key points of health and safety regulation that employers need to comply with to protect employees from workplace risks. Submit your details to immediately receive your free copy.

Comply With The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

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Things To Consider

Before committing to a new lone worker system, consider the following:

  • Who your lone workers are?
  • Fully understand the risks they face?
  • Which lone workers need a BS 8484 compliant device/app?
  • Can the device provide regular GPS locations?
  • Will the device provide sufficient battery-life?

  • Identifying the Lone Worker Risks

    Lone working is defined by the Health and Safety Executive as those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision and your Duty of Care includes:

    Lone Worker Legislation
    It’s your legal and moral Duty of Care as an employer to take every reasonable precaution to ensure the safety of your lone workers and you are obligated to have measures in place to mitigate risks

    Legislation includes:

  • The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • The Corporate Manslaughter & Corporate Homicide Act 2007
  • The Health & Safety Offences Act 2008

    We not only protect employees but also help prevent businesses facing ruinous litigation.
  • 148%

    Increase in Fines

    Fines issued in relation to health and safety breaches have seen a 148% increase in the past year according to law firm BLM as legislation around protecting employees tightens.

    Employee Deaths

    137 fatal injuries arising from accidents at work in Great Britain occurred during 2016/17. In addition, 92 Members of the public were killed due to work related activities in the same period.


    The Sentencing Council guidelines state companies convicted of corporate manslaughter will face fines of up to £20m and potential custodial sentences to those responsible.


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