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Author Archives: Victoria Bello

StaySafe partners with what3words to help keep lone workers safe

StaySafe clients can now provide the what3words location of their lone workers in an emergency to help identify their location faster what3words has broken down the world into 3x3m squares, and assigned each one three words from the dictionary. ///audit.twins.cute, for … Read More

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How advances in mobile apps and wearable technology can help employers monitor & protect lone working and remote staff

Every 15 seconds, 151 people suffer a workplace accident and every year, 321,000 people lose their lives at work, according to statistics taken from the International Labor Organization. This seems inconceivable, particularly as most workplace accidents are preventable. So why, … Read More

COVID-19: Safeguarding employees during social isolation

Over the last few months, COVID-19 has swept across the nation leaving behind a trail of fear, confusion and uncertainty. There is still a lot that is unknown about the coronavirus or the impact it will have on us as … Read More

The impacts of lone working on mental health

Over the last decade or so, there’s been a lot of talk about lone working. This is as a result of the increased conversation surrounding mental health in the workplace (amongst other things). A ‘lone worker’ is an employee that … Read More

Evolution of occupational health and safety

The way we were: the evolution of health and safety 

Health and safety continues to improve around the world year on year, with fatality and injury numbers gradually decreasing. Recent changes include the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act in New Zealand and stricter sentencing guidelines in … Read More

Staying safe amidst a spike in thefts over the holiday period

For most, the Christmas season is a time for generosity, tasty food and good cheer. However, many individuals take advantage of this time of year to commit heinous crimes, targeting lone workers, low-staffed shops and empty homes. During the holiday … Read More

Transforming negative attitudes on health and safety

Attitudes on health and safety in the workplace have come a long way from the days of child labour and factories riddled with hazards. Ever-tightening legislation continues to put more pressure on businesses to crack down on health and safety … Read More

How to implement effective health and safety training

Every responsible employer wants to protect their staff, and one of the best ways of doing this is effective training. Why is training so important?  Put simply, because it is an excellent preventative measure and gives your staff the tools … Read More

Working alone at night – How to stay safe

With the days getting shorter and the nights becoming longer, many employees are spending more time working whilst it’s dark. To a large number of workers, night shifts are not an uncommon occurrence. With more and more people making the … Read More