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Lone worker protection is a fundamental responsibility for all retailers, says Interface

“Every employer’s fundamental responsibility to their employees is to eliminate risks to health and safety, for every worker, including those who work alone,” advises Matt Smitheman, Senior Solutions Consultant, at Interface Security Systems, a managed service provider delivering business security, managed network, UCaaS, and business intelligence solutions to distributed enterprises.
Occupational risks
As retailers continue to adapt their business models, many are increasingly relying on lone workers for opening, closing, third shifts, curbside deliveries, and other customer interactions outside of the traditional store premises.
While lone employees play a critical role in keeping these businesses up and running, they are more at risk of encountering threats at work with an estimated 48% of HR professionals reporting that their organisation has witnessed workplace violence.
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