Lone workers are exposed to a number of risks, from violence and aggression to falling ill while working unsupervised. Beverly Coleman outlines the potential risks and looks at a range of protective lone working devices available to organisations.

Lone working is increasing. With the changes to working patterns, high demands and low resources, and the reduction of office space due to smart working, more and more of us are working alone. The Office of National Statistics estimates that there are nearly four million lone workers in the UK.

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