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What is Lone-Working?
With around 8 million lone workers in the UK, it’s helpful to understand exactly what lone working is, so you can address the risks. This article looks at the definition, but also explains what is meant by an “at-risk” employee, and summarises important legislation that’s in place to protect both them and lone workers.
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Lone workers A lone worker is simply an employee who “performs tasks or works in isolation from other workers without close or direct supervision”. With around 8 million lone workers in the UK and working alone named one of the top ten hazards of concern to employees,...
Every organisation is different. Every organisation has its own nuances and special requirements and this is true for every division or department too. It’s unlikely given the variation across different areas of an organisation that every employee risk profile will be the same.
Lone working in the UK has increased significantly over the last decade. But while the number of lone workers has increased over the years, there has been a lack of formal research into the size and shape of lone working in the UK to this point.