LONE WORKING IN RETAIL

The retail sector in the UK employs approximately three million workers across 300,000 outlets.

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Lone workers in this sector are exposed to risks

Lone workers in this sector are exposed to risks in situations such as opening and closing stores; handling cash and banking; supporting warehouse, delivery and distribution operations, and dealing with customers who may be aggressive or confrontational.

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Research shows that more than 20,000 shop workers are physically attacked each year

Research shows that more than 20,000 shop workers are physically attacked each year and an even greater number are exposed to threats of violence and verbal abuse.

This type of abuse can be recorded by activating the Red Alert function on any of our personal safety devices.

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“It’s all about peace of mind and that sense of security that we have gained from implementing the service.”

Duncan Kitching, Pets at Home
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“The device and service provided is just what I need to ensure my staff are safe and supported when working alone.”

Laura Blunderfield, Mattressman

Related resource

With over 400 stores, Pets At Home is the largest pet retailer in the UK employing over 7,000 colleagues.

Often, Pets At Home retail colleagues are responsible for managing the vicinity, key handling and carrying cash; with plenty at stake should these matters fall in to the wrong hands. The company decided that in order to protect employees and pets alike it was necessary to adopt a reliable and trusted personal safety solution, turning to Peoplesafe.

Discover what solution we put in place for Pets At Home by reading the full case study.

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If you work in the retail sector and would like learn more about how our lone worker safety service can help protect staff, please get in touch.

 

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