Lone Worker Guidance
The BSIA's Lone Worker Section consists of BSIA members who specialise in providing lone worker safety products and services to customers from a wide range of industry backgrounds.
What is a lone worker?
More than six million people in the UK work either in isolation or without direct supervision, often in places or circumstances that put them at potential risk. A wide variety of organisations and industry sectors employ people whose jobs require them to work or operate alone, either regularly or occasionally.
Almost by definition, lone working can be both intimidating and at times dangerous, so the protection of lone workers involves a twofold approach; not only to provide safeguards but also to offer reassurance to the people involved.
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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. To help transport companies make informed decisions when sourcing lone worker protection products and services, the BSIA has produced this guide to lone worker services for the transport sector, which includes information on best practice, employers' legal obligations and relevant British Standards.
This guide is primarily intended for owners of private houses, smaller businesses in listed properties, custodians of individual properties open to the public and groups of volunteers caring for heritage in their community.
The changes between BS 8484:2011 and BS 8484:2016 – a guide
A guide created to outline the main changes in the revised standard Members only