A lone worker is an employee who performs tasks or work that is carried out 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 in 2016, employers should place high importance on assessing and mitigating the risks that they face.
With the number of organisations offering flexible working practices on the rise, there are more at-risk employees than ever before.
At-risk employees can be simply defined as employees who work at a heightened risk. For example, individuals who carry around expensive equipment or bank employees who hold sensitive information. They may not work alone, but are still at risk of being attacked once they leave the workplace.