Slips, trips, and falls are the most frequent cause of injury at work, causing almost a third of non-fatal injuries in the workplace.
The HSE Slips and trips website provides information on how to avoid these accidents in the workplace along with advice and guidance on how to comply with health and safety law.
As an employer, it is your responsibility to manage any health and safety risks before your staff can work alone, including anyone contracted to work for you and the self-employed.
A Lone worker is classified as someone working by themselves and without close or direct supervision resulting in a greater risk if things go wrong.
The HSE free to download leaflet provides guidance to employers on how to keep lone workers healthy and safe along with a new video setting out the key advice, with animations to help explain how lone workers should be protected
The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) in collaboration with HSE Occupational Hygienists develop a freely available tool for assessing general ventilation and COVID-19 transmission.
Good ventilation can help limit the risk of COVID-19 transmission, especially in enclosed spaces. The ventilation tool supports employers, building users and building owners by using a simple scoring system to indicate the effect their ventilation arrangements are likely to have on reducing COVID-19 transmission. It also provides recommendations for acting, where appropriate.