What is a lone working policy?
A lone working policy is a document that sets out your companies rules, best practices and guidance for working alone. It will help new and existing staff understand the risks to them and their organisation when lone working.
Broadly, your lone working policy will include findings from your risk assessments, industry best practice, practical guidance, legal obligations and other items that allow both lone working employees and employers to understand their responsibilities, work safely and legally, and know what to do in the event of an incident.
It’s a legal requirement to conduct risk assessments for your staff and highly recommended to have a lone working policy. They should both be considered part of your organisation’s toolbox and used accordingly. If they have been meaningfully and practically put together, your risk assessment and lone working policies can be key factors in reducing incidents involving lone workers, and can be a point of call for all members of your organisation.
How Safepoint can help
Here at Safepoint, we care about lone worker safety, and have developed our lone working protection solution to safeguard lone workers wherever they are. We understand that writing risk assessments and lone working policies can be daunting, and you might not know where to start. That’s where we come in!
We’ve made a lone working policy builder, which you can fill out below. In this easy to follow, step-by-step form, you can put together your lone working builder without the fuss. We’ll send you a PDF of the completed lone working policy which you can print out and use right away! No purchase or sign-up necessary, we just want to help you be more effective in protecting your employees.
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