All employers have a legal responsibility for the health, safety, and welfare at work of their employees. These responsibilities cannot be transferred to any other person, and it is an employer’s duty to assess risks to lone workers and take steps to avoid or control risks where necessary. Employees must also take reasonable care of both themselves and other people impacted by their work. They must co-operate with their employers to meet their legal obligations.
The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 allows organisations to be prosecuted and found guilty of corporate manslaughter if serious management failures result in a gross breach of a duty of care. However, an effective risk and threat assessment will identify the levels of risk that lone workers face.
To assist employers and employees, the Corps Monitoring Centre (CMC) provides lone worker monitoring services and can monitor any BS 8484 compliant lone worker systems. Our BS 8484 compliance ensures that our lone worker device service is always fit for purpose.
We have also developed an innovative smartphone app called CorpsGuard as a managed, comprehensive, 24/7 lone worker monitoring service.
Let us help you keep your lone workers safe.