Prioritise lone worker safety when clocks go back, urge iPointlive
By Kyle Linsay
Friday, October 25, 2013 - 10:00
DARK: Clocks go back on Sunday
Companies must put lone worker safety at the top of their agenda when the clocks go back, technology firm iPointlive have urged.
British Summer Time officially ends on October 27, meaning increased personal safety risks for lone workers as the mornings and evenings become darker.
Steve Cole, of iPointlive, claims it is now the perfect time of the year for companies to re-examine their duty of care responsibilities.
“Dark winter nights and mornings, along with poor weather conditions, can bring added complications for employees, from increased road traffic accidents to personal safety issues,” said Mr Cole.
“Now is the perfect time for firms to evaluate the policies they have in place to protect the estimated six million lone workers currently employed in the UK.
“Robust policies not only protect the safety and wellbeing of employees and give piece of mind to workers, but can also ensure that firms can help reduce the risk of prosecution under the 2007 Corporate Manslaughter Act.”
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