We’re surveying lone workers around the world to find out what their real issues, risks and concerns are. If you’re a lone worker we’d like to invite you to participate in this short survey. The goal is to gain a better understanding of the pressures and challenges lone workers face, get a better picture of the real levels of violence, abuse and accidents that occur, and gather data so we can develop solutions to help make work safer for lone workers.
Many people work alone. With no-one to rely on to help in case of accident or emergency, lone workers are at greater risk than if they had the support of colleagues nearby.
We have found the public information about lone working to be generally very poor. Whilst there is plenty of information to be found about accidents and injuries at work, there is very little that links that data with lone work and lone working practices. We want to address that situation.
Why now? European Week for Safety and Health at Work 2014 takes place next week, and October is Safe Work Month in Australia, so we decided the time is right to commission an online survey to ask lone workers what they really think and what it’s really like out there.
Please participate in the survey; we truly appreciate your input. This is our first worldwide survey into lone working, and we hope you can help us circulate it as widely as possible, whether you think of yourself as a lone worker or not, and forward it to as many colleagues, acquaintances, friends and family as appropriate. (There are links on the survey that make it really simple to share).
Here is the link http://loneworkersurvey.questionpro.com
The survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. Responses are in strict confidence and data from this research will be reported only in the aggregate. We will be delighted to share our findings with you upon request.