Best Practices for Working Alone Situations
Some best practices are common to all working alone situations. These include proper employee training and having an effective communications system so that employees who are working alone can easily contact someone in case of an emergency. These measures are effective in reducing the risk associated with working alone.
These are additional ways employers can minimize the risk for employees who are working alone.
It may be possible to eliminate any hazards of working alone by rearranging work schedules. For example, two loggers who are working in isolated areas could be assigned to the same cutting area so that neither is required to work alone. However, requiring two employees may not be practical or effective in some situations. Employers have to weigh all factors to decide the most effective approach to achieve employee safety.
What is meant by working alone?
Is working alone a problem?
What are examples of high risk activities?
What can be done to help a lone worker stay safe?
What is an example of a check-in procedure?
What are some factors to consider when assessing the workplace or situations?
Five Working Alone Situations That May Put Employees at Risk