Some employees may need to work alone for significant periods of time without close or direct supervision. For example, time spent in the community or in isolated work areas.
Your organisation needs to make sure that lone workers are not put at more risk than other people working for you. To provide a healthy and safe working environment for lone workers, you should:
- Carry out a risk assessment to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
- Take appropriate measures to reduce the risks associated with work activities, before allowing an employee to work alone.
Our Model Policy on lone working policy covers assessing and managing risk, monitoring and review, and reporting and recording information.