Skip to content

Onyekachi Emmanuel

Onyeka Emma is a QHSE Professional, a business person, and an entrepreneur. He is very passionate about health and safety, Business and Entrepreneurship.

what you need to know about lone working

What you need to know about lone working in a workplace

Lone working from fixed establishments or work away from a fixed base involves a lot of safety risks.

Fixed establishments are small shops, and kiosks, working from home and or working separately from others in a factory.

Work away from a fixed base can be agriculture or forestry work, service work such as a collection of rent, repair and maintenance work, or work for social workers.

In the UK alone, an estimated more than 8 million people are lone workers. And the figure alone amounts to 22% out of the 31.2 million working population of the UK.

In other words, 8 million people and above in the UK are being exposed to safety risks and hazards associated with lone working. And that’s a very great number of people.

Nevertheless, here is a list of what you need to know about lone working.

  • What is lone working?
  • Where can you see lone-working Jobs?
  • The protection an employer can offer to lone workers.
  • Conclusion: What you need to know about lone working

What is lone working?

Lone working is defined as those who work for themselves without direct supervision.

The work exposes the workers to working alone, and they could be in a separate location from the rest of the other workers.

Lone working is legal but companies have a legal obligation to protect their workers and to promote health and safety effectively.

And any failure to do so could attract a fine or penalty.

Read More »What you need to know about lone working in a workplace
woodworker safety rules

5 Health and Safety Rules Every Woodworker Should Know.

5 Health and Safety Rules Every Woodworker Should Know-For some people, woodworking is an enjoyable hobby, practised in their leisure time and with a relaxed attitude. For other people, woodworking is their profession and their career, often performed in high-stress situations and under tight deadlines.

Nebosh IGC Exam

How To Pass Your Nebosh IGC Exam : 5 Top Tips To Consider

To pass a Nebosh IGC exam is very simple. It is achievable and not unusual as most people think. Many candidates who have written the exam passed it successfully. For you to be successful in the exam, it requires some passing tips to achieve the feat. The tips when followed passionately will make a candidate to pass the IGC Nebosh Exam at one sitting.

fire extinguisher

How To Make The Right Choice Of Fire Extinguisher For Your Home

Fire extinguishers are vital for use to quench a fire during a fire incidence. Having a fire extinguisher in our homes and workplaces is a smart idea. In some places, it’s a legal requirement for you to do so. It is important to know the right type of extinguisher you need to get, store and use to put out a fire in your home in a case involving fire damage.

Managements role in promoting good safety culture in a workplace

Safety culture just like the name implies is the attitude, perception, values, and beliefs that employees share about safety in our workplace.

In workplaces, there will always be a way people do things.The way they react to issues .the way they respond to incidents and accidents, the way they the workers work and manage productions.

Mobile phones dangers

Inappropriate use of mobile phone -The 5 dangers involved in it .

People use mobile phones to make calls, do searches on the internet, Chats and send messages to their loved ones, family and friends or even their co-worker. In fact, it has become a necessity for people to communicate at work within the employees. The employees use a mobile phone to access digital information. The use of mobile phone is immeasurable.

Valentine safety

Valentine day safety

The origin of Valentine is a bit muddled, dark and bloody.The Catholic church celebrates the day in honor of two men named Valentine were executed by emperor Claudius II on February 14 at different years in the third century. Later, Catholic Pope, Pope Gelasius I in the 5th century muddled the Valentine day with Lupercalia, a pagan festival, to expel the festival from going on that day.

fire risk assessment

5 steps in fire risk assessment in our workplace

5 steps in fire risk assessment in our workplace. Fire risk assessment is a significant topic in fire safety. There was an article I wrote on the fire triangle where I listed out the three things that must be present for a fire to start.… Read More »5 steps in fire risk assessment in our workplace

welfare facilities-factory act

Welfare facilities in a workplace-What the Nigeria factory law says about It.

Welfare provision in a workplace is the responsibility of the employer. First of all, The Factories Act Cap F1 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 was solely enacted for the protection of the occupational safety and health of Nigerian workers in all occupations.

health and safety

Follow these steps now-If you want to get a job in health and safety profession.

Follow these steps now-If you want to get a job in the health and safety profession. Health and safety officer is a profession anyone will like to join when given the necessary information that will facilitate the employment of the job. Every work in a… Read More »Follow these steps now-If you want to get a job in health and safety profession.

%d bloggers like this: