What is meant by working alone?
A person is “alone” at work when they are on their own; when they cannot be seen or heard by another person.
It is important to consider all situations carefully. Working alone includes all employees who may go for a period of time where they do not have direct contact with a co-worker. For example, the receptionist in a large office building may be considered a “lone” worker. Alternatively, a construction worker who is doing work in a bathroom or other location that cannot be seen by co-workers may also be considered a lone worker. Other examples are gas station attendants, convenience store clerks, food outlet employees, taxi drivers, home care employees, social service workers, security guards or custodians.
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?
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