Nowadays, many companies are facing the issue of lone worker safety. Many categories of work involve single workers and they deserve to have the same level of protection as workers who operate in teams. As a responsible employer, it is your job to make sure that all your employees can go about their work without worrying about their physical security.
There are basically two main reasons why the issue of lone worker safety arises:
a) Contact with members of the public who might become violent due to some reason or the other.
b) Accidents caused due to environmental factors or hazardous work materials.
Being an employer, you have no choice but to send people out to work in many situations, but you will also have to take care that they are safe. If you’re not able to provide your lone workers or other workers for that matter with a secure work environment, then you will have to face a whole lot of problems such as:
a) Increased liability claims from employees who get injured during the course of work.
b) Higher insurance costs.
c) High turnover rate of employees, resulting in increased manpower costs.
Apart from these problems, your company will have a very bad reputation in the market if you are not able to take care of your employees properly. This will for sure affect your business figures adversely.