Definition of Working Alone
A worker is considered to be working alone if the worker works by himself or herself at a work site in circumstances where assistance is not readily available when needed.
Working Alone Categories:
- Workers who do hazardous work away from the public, such as field service operatives. These workers may be doing checks in remote locations, working in confined spaces, or separated from other operatives by physical barriers. The hazards they face may be very high risk when including the fact that assistance may not be readily available
- Workers who travel away from the office and interact with their customers, such as home care workers and social service workers. Employees in these situations may be at a heightened risk of experiencing violence in the workplace when interacting with new clients, or be in a vulnerable position during transportation to and from the office.
- Workers who travel alone, but have no interaction with customers, such as truck drivers. These workers could be at risk of accidents, injury or sudden emergencies that could be dangerous if no response is given.
- Workers who handle cash, such as taxi drivers and gas station attendants. These workers could be at risk of violence in their workplace, including threats towards their person, robberies or other dangerous behavior that would need an emergency response.
- Workers alone in an isolated site, such as security guards. These workers are at risk of violent attack by people or animals because their site is isolated from public view or in a very remote location. They could also be subject to other accidents that would need emergency response.
Consider your staff - do you have any workers that could fit one of these categories? If so, a work alone safety plan is necessary.
To assist you in creating a work alone safety plan, along with deploying the correct solution(s) to ensure your employees safety, contact:
Blackridge Solutions / (778) 686-5799 / info@BlackridgeSolutions.com