Our small branch practice is sometimes left with just one member of staff, usually a lone receptionist, on the premises. Is this allowed under health and safety legislation?

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Our small branch practice is sometimes left with just one member of staff, usually a lone receptionist, on the premises. Is this allowed under health and safety legislation?

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Lone working is defined by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as describing those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision.

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