Are your policies able to back up the safety culture you’re looking to develop?
Implementing policies can often be a laborious task, so we've done the hard work for you.
Implementing policies can often be a laborious task, getting your staff to access, and understand one, the ever-evolving workplace, including advances in technology mean that from one day to the next your policy could be out of date and detached from operations, and this is all before we've even considered the difficulties of writing a policy. However, we all know how important they are, they exist for a very good reason and we can't just abolish them - the significance of a policy should not be overlooked.
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It's a practical guide that your employees can apply to their roles. A set of general guidelines, if you will, to help your workforce to stay safe while under your care, and reduce the risk of any legal issues. Any effective policy worth its salt will help to promote a strong safety culture within your organisation.
An organisation with any number of employees, will of course have an abundance of various policies to guide their employees. A portion of the workforce that is often overlooked are those working alone. If you have just a single lone worker, then it’s imperative you have a lone worker policy. A policy should be put in place to guide, inform and educate your remote staff. As well as this, from a business perspective, an up to date, comprehensive policy will help to protect your organisation if an incident was to occur.
To take some of the pain away from policy implementation we've done some of the hard work for you and produced a comprehensive, up to date lone worker policy template. Our free template factors in the use of lone worker technology and allows you to effect easier communication and reach of a policy to stakeholders.
But this isn’t just a document for those without a lone worker policy. Our lone worker policy template could help you refresh your current policy, or perhaps highlight any omissions for the next policy review cycle. Perhaps it will just reaffirm that you’re already doing the right thing.
Our document will also highlight ways to refer to the implementation of personal safety technology within a wider policy framework, and the tools you have at your disposal to manage it.
Take a look at our example lone worker policy.