WIS #26 - Managing our Lone Workers
We look at how lone working is changing with covid-19 and reflect on the rise in remote workers and the shifting risks associated with these increases.
Join us as Bernadette Prosser and Don Cameron discuss the changing landscape of "lone working" due to covid-19, the rise of remote workers and the shifting risks associated with these increases.
We open with a discussion about if we are getting senior management's buy-in for important Health & Safety measures. Then dive into how can we better protect lone workers, go beyond technology and training; that there is great need for dynamic risk assessments, conflict management and other soft skills during these uncertain times.
Bernadette Prosser is a Contract EHS Specialist at Splunk - image pending
Bernadette Prosser is an EHS Specialist currently contracted via Mackin EHS to Splunk as EHS Specialist for EMEA.
She has over 20 years’ experience, working in the EHS field. Her career initially started as an Environment Scientist specialising in waste management and in recent years she has worked more predominantly in Health and Safety. She started her career in waste management following university, looking after landfill sites and recycling facilities. She then worked in environmental consultancy before moving to work in metal recycling which eventually opened the gateway to the motor industry.
Bernadette was responsible for the operational establishment of Irelands first Producer Responsibility Initiative for End-of-Life Vehicles. More recently she has worked for the tech and telecoms sector. Outside of work she is into gardening, craft, DIY, and scuba diving. Originally was born in Coventry, UK she has worked in several EU countries.
Bernadette says: “The best thing about what I do is that I’m always learning, and my job is to help which can be extremely rewarding. The EHS sector never stands still and you never know what challenge will come your way next to help to solve.”
Don Cameron CEO of Staysafe
Don Cameron, CEO for StaySafe, has over 25 years of experience in growing technology and service businesses. Don has worked in the security and lone worker space for over ten years. Don was part of the founding team at StaySafe and has led the development of the business from an early stage UK startup into the most successful lone worker app solutions provider with clients in over 45 countries on 4 continents.
Written by Tamara Parris
Tamara Parris is the VP of Community and Business Development at Safeopedia, and owner of EHS Professionals Group on LinkedIn. Her passion is working with other EHS Professionals to collaborate in thought leadership, networking and connecting our industry peers to resources that will increase profitability and safety practices within their workplaces. Tamara has been in the Health and Safety field for over 20 years, her industry experiences include the Construction sector, CCTV and Security, and Commercial Retail industries.