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.