Trackplot’s takeaways from the Lone Worker Live webinar
We recently attended the Lone Worker Live webinar “Lone working after lockdown” on Thursday 18th June. The key point from this webinar was to identify the changed and new risks that your lone workers may face as they return to work after the Coronavirus lockdown.
In particular the panel discussed the new social distancing guidelines set out by the government and the impact these will have on lone workers. They highlighted that although lone workers primarily work alone, they may still be affected by these restrictions and as an employer you may have to consider the following: how they travel to and from work, changing their shift patterns to social distance, if you have ‘high risk’ workers and any group/ buddy workers that should now become lone workers.
To enable this, it was recommended that you undertake COVID-19 risk assessments to identify, assess and control the new risks to your lone workers. It was advised that each employee has their own assessment conducted so that you can understand each employee’s needs. The panel noted that right now many workers are concerned and anxious about returning to work so communication with employees is vital – to provide reassurance and train them on any changes made to their way of working, tasks and responsibilities.
To summarise, the webinar endorsed the back to work advice that we at Trackplot have been advocating. It is important to us that we keep up to date with information as it is released, so we can pass this on you to help you and your lone workers stay safe.
To read Trackplot’s back to work advice in full then please click here.
To find out how Trackplot can help you and your lone workers keep safe when returning to work please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 0131 513 9571.