Supporting Lone Workers
Lone workers face the same hazards at work as anyone else, but there is a greater risk of these hazards causing harm as they may not have anyone to help or support them if things go wrong.
HSE product a 16 page guidance document on managing the risks for lone workers.
The guidance covers -
- Who are lone workers and what jobs do they do?
- Changing ways of working
- Health and safety law
- Is it legal to work alone and is it safe?
- Managing the risks
- The lone worker and other people
- Environment and equipment
- How could the work trigger an incident?
- Stress, mental health and wellbeing
- Keeping contact with lone workers
- Providing support on mental health
- Work-related violence
- What if a lone worker’s first language is not English?
- Can someone work alone if they have a
- medical condition?
- What if a person becomes ill, has an accident, or
- there is an emergency?
- What if a lone worker is working from home?
- Monitoring and keeping in touch
- Responsibilities of workers
Download the booklet at the link below.