Lone Worker Safety announces launch of 1st Worldwide Lone Worker Survey

 Press Release PR001

Sydney, Australia

20 October 2014

Lone Worker Safety announced today it has commissioned the first worldwide survey into Lone Working.

Launched to coincide with European Week for Safety and Health at Work 2014 and Safe Work Month Australia, the survey aims to find out what lone workers’ real issues, risks and concerns are, and to make work safer for lone workers everywhere.

Founder Bob Barrington said “the data in the public domain about lone working specifically is found to be generally poor.  Whilst there is plenty of information about the overall levels of accidents and injuries at work, there is very little linking that data with lone work and lone working practices.

Our intention is to rectify that situation.  We want to gain a better understanding of the pressures and challenges lone workers face and the real levels of violence, abuse and accidents that are occurring out there in the workplace”.

He went on to say  “That’s why we commissioned this survey.  We’re asking all lone workers to participate so we can improve work practices, training and the safety information that’s available to them and help make their workplaces safer.”

Lone Worker Survey 2014-2015

The survey can be found at http://loneworkersurvey.questionpro.com

Lone workers wishing to participate should know that the survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete, their responses will be held in strict confidence and all data from the research will be reported only in the aggregate.

About Lone Worker Safety

Lone Worker Safety commenced business in 2014 and is an authority on lone worker safety.

What is a lone worker?

A lone worker is an employee, contractor or self-employed person who works in isolation from other workers without close or direct supervision.  With no-one to rely on to help in case of accident or emergency, they are at greater risk than if they had the support of colleagues nearby.

Contact

To learn more about the survey, please contact

Bob Barrington, Media Relations

http://loneworkersafety.org

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