Insight Workplace Health

Lone Worker

Ensuring your employees are fit to work alone

Any member of staff whose job requires them to work by themselves without close or direct supervision is classified as a lone worker. Factory and warehouse workers, office cleaners, security officers, drivers, engineers and sales representatives are among those who would typically require a lone worker health assessment.

It is important for all businesses to ensure that all their lone workers complete the required health assessments in order to do their job safely. This will specifically include checks to make sure there are no pre-existing medical conditions that would make them unsuitable for lone working.

Why it’s important to monitor the health of your lone workers

  • Employers are responsible for the health, safety and welfare at work of their workers.
  • Some health conditions make people unsuitable to work alone.
  • Regular health assessments demonstrate care for your employees’ wellbeing.
  • Health assessments can spot potential problems before they become serious.

Lone workers include:

Individuals working alone in settings such as workshops or shops

Some people who work from home

Cleaners

Security staff

Maintenance staff

Construction workers

Agricultural and forestry workers

Postal staff

Delivery drivers.

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