All employers have a legal responsibility for the health, safety and welfare at work of all 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. At the same time, employees must take reasonable care of themselves and other people affected by their work activities, and co-operate with their employers in meeting their legal obligations.
The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 allows organisations to be prosecuted and found guilty of corporate manslaughter as a result of serious management failures resulting 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.
In order to assist both 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.