Improving safety for lone workers - a guide for managers


15 / 10 / 2013

This guidance document highlights the importance of protecting lone workers and provide advice for managers on their legal duties. It also outlines the steps that staff can take to protect themselves and the importance of reporting incidents. 

It can be used to support local initiatives around lone working and the roll out and implementation of lone worker alarms and associated training and includes some quick questions to act as checklist to ensure that the necessary protections and control measures are in place.

Health, Safety and Wellbeing Partnership Group 
This guidance was produced by the NHS Staff Councils' Health, Safety and Wellbeing Partnership Group. The overall purpose of the group is to raise standards of workplace health, safety and wellbeing in healthcare organisations and to promote a safer working environment for all healthcare staff. 

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