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Lone working risk assessment form template

Reviewed 12 March 2021

Individuals are alone at work when they are on their own, they cannot be seen or heard by another worker, cannot expect a visit from another worker for some time and/or where assistance is not readily available when needed. Therefore, lone workers are those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision. 

Lone working is not against the law, however, the law does require you to carry out a risk assessment.

A separate lone working risk assessment is especially important because lone workers are often more vulnerable than someone who, for example, works in a busy office.

Lone working risk assessment

Definition: Lone workers are those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision.

Working alone is not in itself against the law and it will often be safe to do so. However the law (the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999) requires employers to consider carefully and then deal with health and safety risks for people working alone.

Tick as appropriate Yes No
Is there a documented and communicated procedure setting out the means for reporting in?    
Is the work likely to involve any specific hazards associated with it?    
Does the workplace present a specific risk to the lone worker?    
Is there a safe way in and out for one person?    
Does the work involve lifting or handling heavy or awkward l

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