Lone Workers and at Risk Employees
A lone worker is an individual who works by themselves without close or direct supervision. Lone workers exist in a range of business sectors and can include individuals who work at home, working separately from others or people who work outside of normal working hours.
There is an estimated 6.8 million people lone working in the UK, with more people working alone as each year goes by. Therefore, employers should prioritise assessing and mitigating risks that lone workers face.