Lone worker guidance

HSE have provided health and safety guidance on the risks of lone working. The information leaflet is aimed at those who employ or engage lone workers or self-employed people who work alone.

It covers;

  • Is it legal to work alone and is it safe?
  • Who are lone workers and what jobs do they do?
  • How must employers control the risks?
  • What must employers consult on?
  • Which particular problems affect lone workers?
  • Can one person adequately control the risks of the job?
  • If a person has a medical condition are they able to work alone?
  • Why is training particularly important for lone workers?
  • How will the person be supervised?
  • Monitoring
  • What happens if a person becomes ill, has an accident, or there is an emergency?

Click here to read the guidance.