The Workplace Law Network has published new guidance for employers on lone working – an issue right at the heart of the care sector. Covering the legislation, health & safety and risk assessments, the guide – Lone Working 2008 – is written by health & safety lawyer, Dale Collins, from Bond Pearce, Louise Smail, a risk consultant and has contributions from the Suzy Lamplugh Trust.

Thousands of care workers work remotely, visiting people in their homes, travelling long distances on their own and sometimes working late into the evening. Care workers face unpredictable situations and challenges every day. This guide brings together the latest information and goes some way towards helping employers keep their carers safe. At Care-Academy, we go one step further and have developed an online learning solution for care workers themselves, offering high-quality online training in personal security and risk assessment. To find out more about how we can help call us, on 0330 995 0840 or use our online form.