Lone working can come with its risks, but at different times of the year, there can be certain seasonal effects which accentuate these hazards, or bring new ones. Knowing the Seasonal effects on lone workers can help to keep them safe, happy, and productive.
Lone workers should not be put at a greater risk than other employees, but the nature of their work can mean that frequently they are. While many workers are affected by seasonal changes, especially when it comes to commuting, lone workers may find themselves more exposed, sometimes literally.
Here we look at the potential effects of the changing seasons on lone workers.