Lone Worker Risk Assessment Template
If you are looking for a lone worker risk assessment template, you have come to the right place. At the bottom of this article you will find a downloadable lone worker risk assessment template.
Read on for details on what to include. For a more detailed guide in completing it, look at our guide to completing a lone worker risk assessment here.
By law, all employers must conduct a risk assessment. Employers with fewer than five employees don’t have to record findings, but it is recommended you do so.
You may wish to add lone worker hazards to your general companywide risk assessment but it’s a good idea to have a separate assessment as lone working comes with different hazards and ways to reduce the risk that won’t be applicable to everyone who works for your company.
What Should Go On A Lone Worker Risk Assessment Template?
When you are carrying out your lone worker risk assessment, you should consider the risks that are unique to lone working and include them on the risk assessment template.
Lone workers can be at risk from the environment in which they work. Consider each of their workplaces and take a walk around them with your employees, thinking about how their environment could impact their safety. It is important to remember that this might also include how easy it is to call for and receive help.
Some environmental factors you might include on your lone worker risk assessment template are:
- Phone signal
Even the fittest and healthiest people can be suddenly taken ill. Something as seemingly innocent as an ankle sprain in an area with no mobile phone signal can put your lone worker at risk.
When you fill in this lone worker risk assessment template consider the demographics of your staff body. If you have people who suffer from medical conditions, such as diabetes, asthma, or high blood pressure, you should consider what would happen if they were suddenly unwell.
Lone workers who do roles that involve other people or members of the public can be at risk of violence or aggression.
Bailiffs, nurses, teachers, bus drivers, solicitors, and salespeople all work alone with members of the public regularly.
When you complete the lone worker risk assessment template, consider the hazards of working with the public present and how you intend to mitigate them.
Filling Out The Lone Worker Risk Assessment Template
When you are filling out the lone worker risk assessment you should:
- Consult your employees
- Control the risks
- If you cannot control the risks, consider removing the task or changing the location
- Think about putting in place a lone worker solution, such as a lone worker app or device.
- Write down who is responsible for the health and safety of the employees lone working
Need More Support?
If you would like any support in risk assessing or protecting your lone workers, get in touch with us by filling in the contact form here, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03337729401. The HSE has some handy guidance too.