General rules for lone working

Know the risks

  • Don’t go ahead until you have been informed of the possible risks and provided with any special training, support or supervision you may need.

  • If in doubt, ask your employer, host employerline manager or safety representative.

Know the job

  • Do you have the experience to do the job safely on your own?

  • Don’t go ahead if you don’t know how to do the job, or don’t think it can be done safely on your own — talk to your line manager.

Know the workplace

  • Do you know how to get in and out of the working area safely?

  • Do you know how to call for help or advice if you get into difficulty?

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