Lone workers are those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision.

Lone workers need to be capable of responding appropriately to emergencies.

Risk assessment should identify foreseeable events and emergency procedures should be established and employees trained in them.

Lone workers should have access to first-aid facilities suitable for treating minor injuries. Risk assessment may also indicate a need for lone workers to have training in first aid.

Safe Practice Procedures

Procedures are needed to monitor lone workers and ensure they remain safe.

These may include:

  • Supervisors periodically visiting lone workers
  • Facilitating and keeping regular contact between lone workers and supervisors e.g. text/telephone/radio
  • Devices designed to automatically activate an alarm if expected (i.e. pre-arranged) signals are not received from the lone worker, or an unexpected absence of activity occurs e.g. man down
  • Checks to ensure lone worker has returned to their base (or home) on completion of a task.

Lone Worker Solutions

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Reliance Protect has been protecting lone workers and safeguarding organisations since 2006, making it one of the most established and trusted providers of lone worker protection solutions in the UK.