It is often safe to work alone, however depending on the nature of the work there are various risks. The law requires employers to consider the risks and ensure precautions are taken before someone is aloud to work alone.

What should be in place?

Before someone can work alone, you should:

What are some of the risks to consider?

Some of the areas you need to consider are:

What training may they need?

Your risk assessment will identify the training your employee will need, but some things to consider:

What safe systems of work might I use for staying in contact?

There are many different ways of staying in contact, varying in level of support depending on the risks involved. Some options include:

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