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Introduction

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.

 

Policy Details

Download: PDF version
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

 

See also:

  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Policy for the Management of Violence and Aggression
  • Risk Assessment Tool
  • Education and Training Strategy