Lone Working in Construction

With a wide variety of dangers on site every day, construction workers need the right protection and support.

The most dangerous workplace in Britain

With an estimated 61,000 injuries on sites every year in the UK, construction is the most dangerous sector to work in. According to HSE fatality statistics, of the 142 work-related deaths in 2020/21 – 39 of these occurred in construction.

The top causes of construction fatalities are:

  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Handling, lifting or carrying
  • Falls from height
  • Being struck by a moving object
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Supporting employee safety

Construction environments can be hazardous and regular risk assessments are standard protocol to reduce the dangers faced by workers.

There will always be an increased level of risk for lone workers, which is why extra measures, such as lone working risk assessments, must be put in place for those working alone to ensure they stay safe and legal obligations are met.

Lone working in construction could mean someone completing building work without a team, operating dangerous machinery alone or working out of earshot of others.

Peoplesafe offers simple and cost-effective solutions that keep construction workers connected at all times. We also provide the means to provide help and support in any kind of emergency with our ultra-responsive, market-leading technology.

“We would strongly recommend Peoplesafe to all organisations looking to protect their employees. Not only will you receive a first class service, but your staff will have complete peace of mind when working alone. The affordable cost of the service, alongside the simplicity of the devices are what set Peoplesafe ahead from other providers.”
Adrain Dyer, Regional Sales Director, Wainhomes South West Holdings Ltd
“When considering the protection of our sales personnel we wanted to create a partnership whereby staff had the impetus and infrastructure to manage their safety.”
Karen Cullis, National Marketing Manager, Taylor Wimpey

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To find out how Peoplesafe can help protect and support construction sector workers, please speak with one of our expert consultants
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