Lone Worker Policy

This Lone Worker Safety Policy is designed for use by companies across the public, private and third sector to help ensure that they comply with their legal obligation and duty of care to ensure the Health and Safety of employees who work alone without supervision. 

Producing a safety policy for lone working employees and volunteers helps you to outline your organisation’s rules and procedures surrounding lone working, whilst providing essential information on potential risks they may face. 

Lone Worker Policy Template

Lone Worker Policy Template

To support your organisation, we have developed a useful policy template to help you get started. This template is open format, meaning you can enter your own details and adjust the policy to suit your organisation. 

This template includes the following sections to help enforce lone worker safety within your organisation: 

  1. Introduction
  2. Purpose
  3. Policy
  4. Definition of Lone Working
  5. Aims of the Policy
  6. Risk Assessment
  7. Procedure
  8. Roles and responsibilities
  9. Lone Working Risk Control Measures 
  10. Risks of Lone Working
  11. Office based employees/volunteers
  12. Employees/Volunteers working out of office hours 
  13. Reporting
  14. Monitoring and review
  15. General support for employees/volunteers 

To help fulfil risk assessments as part of your policy, you can download our free Lone Worker Risk Assessment Toolkit. 

Enter your details below to download your free Lone Worker Policy template.