Carry out a lone worker risk assessment

Key points

  • Employers are required to assess the risks to employees from working practices, including lone working, and put in place measures to prevent or control the risks identified by the assessment.
  • Particular issues that the employer may need to consider in relation to a lone worker include the remoteness of the workplace, how the lone worker will obtain help in the event of an emergency and potential communication problems.
  • In addition, lone workers may be prone to depression and feelings of isolation.

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