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Managing Lone Worker Courses: But am I legally required?

Managing Lone Worker Courses: But am I legally required?

This email question was sent to us via our website “Ask us a Question”

The answer seems straight forward enough, but a lot of people and organisations are still failing to see the importance of managing lone worker courses and are simply either hoping that nothing happens, or will not admit that it is needed.

I work with numerous organisations now that would take up a lot more space on this blog to list and quite frankly you would be bored by the time you got to the end as the list is extensive, but this is down to me working within the industry of workplace violence for over 8yrs. However it is a legal requirement that any person responsible should have systems and procedures in place to reduce and prevent the possibility of staff being abused, threatened and assaulted in the workplace.

With the advent of the “The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007”, all organisations that employ staff are bound by a Duty of Care, to ensure that all reasonable measures have been taken and are in operation to ensure the health and safety of their employees at all times.

For the first time, companies and organisations can be found guilty of corporate manslaughter as a result of serious management failures resulting in a gross breach of a duty of care.

Managing Lone Worker Courses are important to any size of organisation in the public, private and voluntary sectors that have staff who, either deal with the public or are lone workers.

Our course looks at where you stand, what you need to know and what to do if an incident or situation arises.

We always advise if in doubt ask us and we will help you keep not only keep within the legislative acts, but also more importantly ensure you staff are safe.

For more information on our managing lone worker courses, please contact us on the details below.


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