HSE lone worker safety guidance updated

      • Sector News
      • Sector Guidance
    • 02.03.20

    Health Service Executive (HSE) has updated its guidance for lone workers, with a new section that is dedicated to how to protect people that work alone from the risk of work-related violence.

    The independent regulator said that while lone working does not automatically imply a higher risk of violence, it does make workers more vulnerable. Due to this, the HSE advises that employers should provide training, supervision, monitoring and support for lone workers.

    This could include training in personal safety and conflict resolution to help workers recognise situations where they may be at risk and to take appropriate steps to avoid or manage the risk.

    The guidance also contains information on the impact lone working can have on stress, mental health and wellbeing.

    HSE: Protecting lone workers: How to manage the risks of working alone

    Maybo perspective

    This is a welcome and accessible update from HSE that highlights the importance of training for workers who do not have the benefit of close support and supervision and can face unexpected circumstances with potential exposure to violence and aggression.

    Maybo’s latest Lone worker eLearning and course-based training focuses on the actual risks and challenges experienced in different roles. It covers planning and preparation, travel safety and practical guidance on approach and assessment. This includes simple ‘doorstep exit strategies’ and skills for de-escalating conflict and maintaining personal safety: Link click here

    Get in touch

    If you would like to discuss how we can help you please get in touch with one of our experts today

    Related ThoughtSpace items

    • Maybo News

    19.06.22

    Announcement on the loss of our AU & NZ Managing Director Neil Warwick

    It is with profound sadness that we announce the loss of our dear friend and colleague, Neil Warwick, who passed away unexpectedly on...

    • Maybo News
    • Expert Insights

    26.05.22 | Meet the team

    Chief Product Officer, Gary Williams reveals why he feels Maybo training is so effective

    Gary Williams first encountered Maybo as a client in 2005. Impressed with the innovative approach to training, he jumped at the chance to...

    • Sector News

    01.03.22 | Mental health | Guide

    Using appropriate language in mental health settings

    The language we use is important. Our words and phrases can often have a deeper meaning than we may intend, which can impact those around...

    Discuss your training with one of our experts