As an employer, you must manage any health and safety risks before people can work alone. This applies to anyone contracted to work for you, including self-employed people.
Lone workers are those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision, for example:
- Delivery drivers, health workers or engineers
- Security staff or cleaners
- In warehouses or petrol stations
- At home
- Advice for the certification of absence from work resulting from COVID-19
Under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, you must manage the risk to lone workers.
Think about who will be involved and which hazards could harm those working alone.