Working alone is perfectly legal, as long as you take steps to reduce the risk and manage any hazards associated with being alone or unsupervised.
It is a fact that working alone carries high risks, not only from ill health or adverse conditions, but it also has a higher risk of lone workers being subjected to violence or attack.
In this blog we will explore what the risks of violence and, the effect they have on the employee and the employer, and how they can be reduced.
The co-founder of the Suzy Lamplugh Trust died peacefully at home this week, aged 87. Paul Lamplugh OBE founded the personal safety focused trust with his wife, Diana, OBE, after the disappearance of their daughter, Suzy, in 1984.
Since then, the trust has worked tirelessly to reduce the risk of violence and aggression to people, and to lobby for awareness of lone worker and personal safety, and stalking.
Managing lone workers is a skill and requires time. If you are a team leader you might be familiar with the difficulties of keeping your lone workers safe, engaged, and on task whilst getting on with your own job.