As professionals we are responsible not only for our individual safety but also the safety of others.
Lone workers can be at greater risk of harm as they may not have anyone to help or support them if things go wrong.
WOBO appreciates this apt reminder from the Health and Safety Executive in the UK reminding us all of our roles and responsibilites.
Employers should provide training, supervision, monitoring and support for those working alone.
Their free to download leaflet ‘Protecting lone workers: How to manage the risks of working alone‘ is for anyone who employs lone workers, or engages them as contractors etc, including self-employed people or those who work alone.
The leaflet is supported by lone working webpages which include advice aimed at lone workers themselves.