Our comprehensive guide to lone working provides straightforward advice for anyone who employs lone workers.
A person is "alone" at work when they are on their own; when they cannot be seen or heard by another person. It is important to consider all situations carefully.
Working alone includes all employees who may go for a period of time where they do not have direct contact with a co-worker. For example, the receptionist in a large office building may be considered a "lone" worker.
Alternatively, a construction worker who is doing work in a bathroom or other location that cannot be seen by co-workers may also be considered a lone worker.
Other examples are:
Did you know that the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety recommends a check-in procedure for all employees working alone or in highrisk activities? This can include realtors, taxi drivers, social service employees, security guards, oilfield workers and employees in a multitude of other industries.
Interglobe’s ALONECheck recognizes the risks employees may encounter on a daily basis and has over a decade of experience getting people home safely. Our Client Care Team works with you and your employees to develop an effective and reliable employee safety program which respects the daily process of your employees while providing them with work alone safety monitoring 24/7/365.
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Is working alone a problem?
While it is not always hazardous to work alone, it can be when other circumstances are present. Whether a situation is a high or low risk will depend on the location, type of work, interaction with the public, or the consequences of an emergency, accident, injury, etc. This wide variety of circumstances makes it important to assess each situation individually.