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FOI 11161

Lone Working

Request

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 requesting the following information regarding lone working within your Council (as part of a wider study into safer working practices within the Public Sector).

 Q 1:       Please confirm if your Council has a lone working policy.

Q2:        Are risk assessments conducted for employees when working alone?

 Q3:        How many of your employees have reported assaults/attacks whilst working alone for the year 2014?

 Q3:    Please confirm whether any staff use protective equipment (personal alarms/mobile phones/apps). If no, please skip to Q7.

 Q4:        Does your Council use an external supplier for these alarms/apps? If so, who?

Q5:      How many personal alarms or mobile phones does your Council have for the provision of lone working staff?

 Q6:        How much is spent on the provision for lone worker protection per annum?

 Q7:     Please provide the job titles of the persons who are / or would be responsible for your lone worker policy and the purchasing of personal alarms/mobiles/apps

8:     Please list the name and contact details (phone, email) of these person(s)

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under your Section 16 obligations as to how I can refine my request to be included in the scope of the Act.

 


 

Response

Q 1: Please confirm if your Council has a lone working policy.

The Council has a Lone Working Standard.


Q2: Are risk assessments conducted for employees when working alone?

Yes they are.


Q3: How many of your employees have reported assaults/attacks whilst working alone for the year 2014?

None.


Q3: Please confirm whether any staff use protective equipment (personal alarms/mobile phones/apps). If no, please skip to Q7.

Mobile phones.


Q4: Does your Council use an external supplier for these alarms/apps? If so, who?

No.


Q5: How many personal alarms or mobile phones does your Council have for the provision of lone working staff?

Staff that require mobile phones for service delivery which would include lone working are provided with phones. Quantity unknown.


Q6: How much is spent on the provision for lone worker protection per annum?

Unknown.


Q7: Please provide the job titles of the persons who are / or would be responsible for your lone worker policy and the purchasing of personal alarms/mobiles/apps

Each department has their own responsibility and arrangements for managing lone workers, as such the job titles are persons are different for each department.


Q8: Please list the name and contact details (phone, email) of these person(s)

To protect our lone working staff, we do not give individual names and email addresses of employees only the generic Council email address and telephone number.
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