GPS-equipped two-way radios can enable employers to identify the location of lone workers in the event of an emergency, says Matthew Napier.

Lone working is on the increase and employers must ensure they assess the risks involved and properly train and equip their staff to keep them as safe as possible.

Employers have a duty of care to their workers and while there are no specific regulations governing lone workers, there are several pieces of legislation that relate to their general safety. These include the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and Corporate Manslaughter Act 2007.

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