A lone working policy is a practical guide that employees can apply to their roles.
Although not a legal requirement, an effective policy can help to promote a strong safety culture among employees, keeping them safe and reducing the risk of legal issues.
Your lone working policy should be a document that is accessible and easy to understand. Lone workers and their managers should be familiar with the document and its location. Issue a copy to new employees who will work alone and to any contractors or temporary workers you use.
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All workers of [Company].
This policy applies to all situations involving Lone Workers arising in connection with their duties and work activities.
Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, every employer and employee has rights and responsibilities, to ensure the provision of a safe working environment supported by safe systems of working.
[Company] is committed to providing a safe working environment as far as reasonably practical that meets the needs of its staff and volunteers. Consideration shall therefore be given to the health and safety implications in respect of lone working.
This document explains how [Company] will protect their staff as far as is reasonably practicable from the risks of lone working. While [Company] will endeavour to reduce any instances of Lone Working where practi
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