Health & Safety Department

Lone and out of hours

Lone workers are those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision.

This may include those who work alone in a specific area or building (e.g. shop-workers, home-workers, cleaners, security, library workers, etc) or may include mobile workers, who work alone but in a number of locations (e.g. maintenance, tradespersons, cleaning supervisors, drivers, Staff / Students carrying out research surveys, those who visit external organisations, i.e. home visitors, school liaison personnel).

Heads of School guidance

Checklist of points to be considered by Heads of School etc. in relation to Lone and Out of Hours Working.

Risk Assessment

Any risk to lone and out of hours staff must be assessed prior to the work commencing. It is the Managers responsibility to ensure a risk assessment is completed, preferably in conjunction with the staff member in question.