Every organisation has a legal duty to protect any staff working independently. A Lone Worker risk assessment is the critical first step to complying with the law.
Download our FREE interactive Lone Worker risk assessment form to make sure your business is as safe as your staff.
Businesses are constantly thrown new challenges but sometimes the simple things get left to chance. A lone working policy is a very common one but the underlaying business consequences of doing nothing could be substantial, especially as it’s a legal requirement.
Typically it’s because the lone working roles aren’t dangerous or its only infrequent. This is a good point but legal duty of care isn’t that relaxed.
The most concerning though is the “nothing’s happened yet” or interestingly … “We never have any lone working”.
It is possible that last statement is be true … But, honestly, does nobody ever Work from home, are there always at least two people together when working late, opening or locking up? What about visiting other locations or larger sites where staff my not be supervised and visible at all the times, such as doing maintenance or occasional tasks.
The twisted ankles and banged heads that turned from a concern to costly and time-consuming. But more worryingly the simple incident that can turn catastrophic; from Chest pains to someone who broke their leg tripping over in a walk-in freezer and couldn’t get to the door opener.
All these incidents might not be avoidable but the impact and consequences definitely can.
MyTeamSafe believes passionately that every company needs to have a lone working policy and procedure in place. Did we mention it’s also a legal requirement!
Of course we believe our simple solution, that keeps your business in control, is the best but any robust procedure is better than nothing.
Working Alone Guide
Don’t wait until staff get too nervous (or complacent) or the HSE are investigating, A Lone Worker risk assessment is the critical first step to complying with the law.
Download our FREE interactive Lone Worker risk assessment form and HSE’s Working Alone guide to make sure your business is as safe as your staff. Robust procedure is better than nothing.