Lone Working

Best Practice

May 8, 2017

Managing Workplace Violence – Getting to the Root of the Problem

Security management specialist Des Green, looks at one of the key principles for managing workplace violence risks – identifying the real root cause of the problem. ‘All too often...

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Mar 7, 2016

Personal Safety - Your Responsibility

We often hear these days about ‘who is to blame’ for something going wrong or someone being hurt. It might be the fault of the Government who should pass a law about it, the person who...

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Care Home

Sep 9, 2013

Aggression Against Social Care Staff - What Are The Reasons?

Following its comprehensive survey on violence against social care workers, Community Care takes a deeper look at the reasons for aggression towards social care staff. The survey found that 80% of...

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Care At Home

Aug 21, 2013

Violence Against Care Staff - Community Care Survey 2013

The results of the latest Community Care investigation into violence in the care sector, suggests care staff are more likely to be subjected to threats and abuse than qualified social workers. The...

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Aug 19, 2013

Verbal Attack - Three South East Coast Ambulance Staff Verbally Abused Every...

The Argus has obtained figures on the number of assaults on members of the South East Coast Ambulance Service and reveals that scores of paramedics have been left with cuts, bruises and strains...

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Jun 20, 2013

Council Initiative to Tackle Violence at Work

A sharp increase in the number of incidents of violence and aggression against its staff has prompted East Ayrshire Council to take action. The Cumnock Chronicle reports on an initiative to tackle...

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Apr 15, 2013

Attacks Common for Parking Attendants in Yorkshire

The Yorkshire Post has carried out an investigation which reveals Hundreds of council parking attendants are being attacked or verbally abused by angry motorists across the region every year....

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Mar 11, 2013

Lone Worker Protection is Key Part of Health and Safety Strategy

The British Security Industry Association's (BSIA) Lone Worker Forum has suggested there is a growing importance for robust health and safety measures to protect staff and employers from potential...

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Jan 23, 2013

Traffic Wardens Suffer Continual Verbal Abuse

The Hampshire Chronicle reports that traffic wardens are “terrified” following continued abuse from members of the public. In an effort to tackle the problem the local PC has been in...

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Care At Home

Dec 17, 2012

Majority of newly qualified social workers struggle to find time for training

Community Care reports that newly qualified practitioners are seeing a squeeze on their training and supervision. Whilst Social Workers at all levels have felt the impact of cuts to the number of...

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NHS Nurses

Oct 18, 2012

Hospital workers sexually assaulted and racially abused

Hospital staff have been sexually assaulted, racially abused and attacked with weapons within the last year reports the Hertfordshire Mercury. The Mercury reveals statistics obtained under the...

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Sep 24, 2012

Traffic warden victim of karate kick

Police are searching for a man, caught on CCTV kicking a traffic warden, reports Sky News. The victim was walking along a road in Leicester when three men began harassing him. One spat before...

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Sep 19, 2012

Calming and Defusing Neighbourly Disputes Ten Useful Tips

One of the challenging issues for housing staff is mediating disputes between neighbours and responding to reports of anti-social behaviour. The summer holidays are over and neighbours are...

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Crossing

Jun 13, 2012

Bespoke training for school bus service staff

Bus drivers and attendants operating the London Borough of Lewisham’s community bus services have received ‘fit for purpose’ training to help them effectively manage challenging...

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May 15, 2012

Lone working - A SAFER approach

There are risks associated with working alone for many people in public facing roles, especially when home visiting is needed. There can be particular concerns about vulnerability to crime when out...

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Mar 5, 2012

Lone worker safety devices

Lone worker devices play a vital role in the overall violence risk strategy for an organisation whose workers regularly work alone either in large rambling work sites, such as hospitals, or out in...

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Mar 1, 2012

Lone workers and risk management

There is no specific law in relation to lone workers but the relevant health and safety legislation includes The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, and The Management of Health and Safety at...

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Home Visitor

Dec 23, 2011

Local Authorities and Housing

Maybo's conflict management, personal safety and lone worker training provides an effective solution to conflict at work, giving you peace of mind that your staff have been given the skills and...

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