Key Data

Lone working

  • The HSE’s definition states: “Lone workers are those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision”. Lone working may take place off-site, on-site and out of hours, on a large site or in remote areas.
  • The HSE has produced guidance on lone working: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg73.pdf.
What’s the risk?
  • When staff work alone, additional risks may arise in comparison with those who work with others.
  • When working alone, the risks of an accident may directly increase, e.g. because...