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Protection deemed 'essential' for those who work alone

Like it or not, as the commercial sector grows ever more fond of seemingly endless health and safety measures, the British Security Industry Association's (BSIA's) Lone Worker Forum has said there is an increased importance for such regulation to protect isolated or unsupervised staff and their employees from potential corporate manslaughter cases.

It is vital that everyone receives necessary protection while in their line of work. However, for people who work alone - such as those who travel around the country a lot like individuals in mobile sales jobs - such protection is arguably even more important, as there is nobody else to look out for that person.

Data published this year by law firm Pinsent Masons showed that there were 63 corporate manslaughter cases last year - up from 45 the previous year, equating to a rise of 40 per cent.

With more than six million people in the UK working alone or without direct supervision, the BSIA has outlined that the protection of these people should be a "key consideration" in every business' health and safety strategy.

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Posted by Nikki BarristerADNFCR-1617-ID-801556601-ADNFCR

14/03/2013