Working alone is not against the law and in most circumstances, it will be safe to do so. However, the law requires careful consideration of any health and safety risks posed to employee’s while they are working alone. These may be varied and will often result from the tasks the employee is undertaking.
Employers are responsible for the health, safety and welfare at work of all of their workers. This duty extends to contractors or self-employed people doing work for them.
These responsibilities cannot be transferred to any other person, including those people who work alone.
Workers have responsibilities to take reasonable care of themselves and other people affected by their work activities and to co-operate with their employers in meeting their legal obligations.
|Compiled by:||Non Clinical Risk Manager|
|Ratified by:||Health and Safety Committee|
|Date Ratified:||July 2021|
|Date Issued:||October 2021|
|Review Date:||July 2024|
|Target Audience:||All staff|
|Contact name:||Mark Ball - Non Clinical Risk Manager|
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