June 3, 2013

BSIA Issues Lone Worker Protection Guidance For Transport Sector Employees

The newly launched Lone Worker Section of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) predicts that demand for lone worker protection services by the UK’s transport sector is set to increase this year. Their research reveals that employees face continued risk from physical violence, armed robbery and verbal threats.

More than six million people in the UK are classed as lone workers, working either in isolation or without direct supervision, often in places or circumstances that put them at potential risk. 

According to members of the BSIA, those facing particular risk within the transport sector are drivers, including those working in long-distance HGV road haulage as well as LGV or local delivery drivers. However, those working on the railway network, at marinas or on buses and coaches also face significant risk.