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Protecting lone workers

Lone workers can be at greater risk of harm as they may not have anyone to help or support them if things go wrong.

Employers should provide training, supervision, monitoring and support for those working alone.

The HSE has a free to download leaflet 'Protecting lone workers: How to manage the risks of working alone' is for anyone who employs lone workers, or engages them as contractors etc, including self-employed people or those who work alone.

The leaflet is supported by lone working webpages which include advice aimed at lone workers themselves.

Why not try our Introduction to Personal Safety for Lone Workers eLearning course. The course is approved by IIRSM. This course acts as an introduction to personal safety for lone workers and applies to those that work alone within business premises, mobile workers and homeworkers.

It covers the legal responsibilities of both employers and employees, some of the common security precautions that can be implemented, practical steps you can take to avoid conflict in lone worker situations and other elements that can contribute to lone worker safety.

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