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Protecting lone workers: How to manage the risks of working alone

Working alone - Health and safety guidance on the risks of lone working
Date of publication:
978 0 7176 6729 1
Series code:
Download a free copy - INDG73

This guidance explains how to keep lone workers healthy and safe. It is for anyone who employs lone workers, or engages them as contractors etc, including self-employed people or those who work alone.

Lone workers face the same hazards at work as anyone else, but there is a greater risk of these hazards causing harm as they may not have anyone to help or support them if things go wrong. As an employer, you should provide training, supervision, monitoring and support for lone workers.

The updated guidance contains:

The leaflet is supported by lone working webpages which include advice aimed at lone workers themselves.