About lone worker management

In most countries the law requires employers to manage any health and safety risks for people working alone. Working alone is synonymous with contractors and employees in isolated or remote locations but you can also be surrounded by many people and be working alone.

When we think of lone workers we think of people isolated in remote areas but lone worker, by definition can include:

  • Staff on the night shift
  • Contractors working inside occupied premises but in isolation of direct supervision
  • Delivery workers
  • Cleaners
  • Repair staff
  • Workers involved in construction
  • Mining
  • Maintenance and repair staff in the field
  • Agricultural and forestry workers
  • Social and medical workers
  • Estate agents and many more

Available lone worker tools

To help you manage lone worker safety you can:

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