FOI Request - Lone Working Safety

Request 101000358563

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

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

Response 23-07-2015

(1)  Yes - policy can be found here.

(2)  Yes

(3)  None

(4)  Yes

(5)  Information is not held and is therefore exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

(6)  1470

(7)  Not a central budget - out to individual services.

(8)  Service Managers

(9)  Health and Safety Manager, Doug Reid, 01343 563073,

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