Lone Worker Review2018-11-12T11:39:36+00:00

Conducting a risk assessmentLone Working Risk Assessments and Audits – Questions to Ask Yourself

Before deciding to invest in a technology based lone worker system there are a number of things you should consider.

It’s worthwhile carrying out a lone working risk assessment to evaluate the extent of risks involved and to undertake a lone worker audit to identify what you require from a lone worker system. Read our advice on creating a lone working risk assessment here.

Some questions you should ask yourself when conducting an audit…

  • Do you have a lone worker policy?

  • Have you identified how many lone workers you have in your organisation?

  • Are all your lone working staff trained in personal safety awareness (such as conflict management or de-escalation techniques)?

  • Will you know where to start looking for an employee should they not return to base on time?

  • If a lone worker employee decided to change their plans during the day would you be aware of this?

  • Do you have a clear procedure to follow in the case someone does not return to the office at the expected time?

  • Do you have a system for employees to raise a covert alarm in case of an emergency whilst working alone?

  • Are you confident that an appropriate person will pick up the phone if an employee calls the office in an emergency?

  • Do you have a system that you use to monitor employees when they are working out of hours?

  • How often do you review risk assessments?

Five Step Risk Assessment for Lone Workers

Free Download – Five Step Risk Assessment Guide

Lone workers can face risks that some organisations may not even think about. As with any other form of work, employers are expected to undertake a risk assessment before employees are allowed to work alone.

Click the button below to download your free ‘Five Step Risk Assessment Guide’ to help get you started.