For some employees, the office or company headquarters is a place they visit only occasionally – if at all. Working from home, for at least part of the week, is becoming the norm, meaning that the secure and safe environment provided by the office simply isn’t there to support them should something untoward happen.
Although home working can boost employee morale by offering flexibility and freedom on the one hand; on the other hand, working from home can be lonely and isolating among other risks.
The high profile cases of violence against has also highlighted the need to ensure that all employees have access to a personal safety solution – not least when travelling to and from the office. In all of these cases employers need to be able to reassure their employees that their safety continues to be a priority.