02 / 03 / 2018
Understand how you can protect yourself as a lone worker as well as how your employer and manager should support you, with our updated guide on improving safety for lone workers. It includes a list of key things to consider, which acts as a helpful checklist for those who work alone.
The guide is aimed at an increasing number of staff in the health sector who work alone in community settings such as
patients’ homes or on outreach work. Lone
workers can be vulnerable and at increased risk
of physical or verbal abuse and harassment from
patients, clients, their relatives or members of the
public, simply because they don’t have the
immediate support of colleagues or security staff.
Health, Safety and Wellbeing Partnership Group
This guidance was produced by the NHS Staff Council's 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. You can find out more about the group on our web pages.