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Why is it important to respond quickly to site alarms?

Written by ANT Telecom | 24 Feb 2017
  It’s an accepted reality that accidents can and will always happen. Sometimes, there is just no amount of planning or strategising that can override this basic fact. When accidents do occur, regardless of our profession, we all hope that their effects will be minimal and not far-reaching. ...
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Topics: Lone Workers, Alarms

Lone workers safety during the cold winter temperatures

Written by ANT Telecom | 9 Feb 2017
We have talked a lot on this blog about the risks lone workers face and ways to prevent accidents, but now that we are in the middle of winter, what are the extra risks that lone workers face with the cold temperature and how can we deal with them? The Health and Safety Executive recommend that ...
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Topics: Lone Workers

Deploying Technology to Protect Teachers in our Schools

Written by ANT Telecom | 30 Jan 2017
The number of people in the UK classified as lone workers is growing rapidly. Whilst industries such as manufacturing and production present the most obvious risk to workers that operate alone in remote locations, the welfare of the ‘accidental’ lone worker and lone workers in less obvious ...
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Topics: Lone Workers

Common Causes of Workplace Injuries (and How to Prevent Them)

Written by ANT Telecom | 24 Jan 2017
For employees, workplace injuries can cause pain, inconvenience, time off work and (in severe cases) a lifetime of disability and the need for medical care. For employers, they can necessitate the payment of large sums in compensation and (if the injury was caused by the employer's failure to ...
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Topics: Lone Workers, Health and Safety

Employee monitoring for lone worker safety

Written by ANT Telecom | 17 Jan 2017
Lone worker safety is something that all employers should take seriously. Data from the TUC (in their 2009 study entitled 'Lone Working' reveals that 37% of safety representatives in the telecommunications industry state that lone working is a 'major hazard'. This report from the TUC also clearly ...
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Topics: Lone Workers

Health and Safety of Lone Working: Keeping Your Staff Protected in the Workplace

Written by ANT Telecom | 10 Jan 2017
In 2016 alone, 144 workers were killed as the result of a workplace injury (1). Some of these included those isolated from staff and other employees. The concept of health and safety of lone working is a very important topic and yet, many businesses fail to appreciate its impact. What measures can ...
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Topics: Lone Workers, Manufacturing Industry, Health and Safety

Lone Working Risk Assesment: How to Ensure You Are Compliant For Your Next HSE Audit

Written by ANT Telecom | 5 Jan 2017
Health and Safety is a big issue these days as more and more companies are being fined for breaches. A Hemel Hempstead company hit the news when it was fined £1m after one of its workers was crushed to death by falling machinery - the company hadn't made sure that workers were adequately trained ...
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Topics: Lone Workers, Health and Safety

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