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LONE WORKING-ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Heads of Department must ensure that there are arrangements in place to identify and control the risks arising from work that is carried out while alone. The arrangements will include:

  • a definition of normal working hours;
  • a list of Departmental activities which must not be conducted while alone. See table 2 for guidance;
  • authorisation of routine specified lone working activities;
  • procedure for authorising non-routine lone working activities.

Line Managers must ensure that:

  • non-routine lone working is avoided where possible;
  • time spent lone working is planned;
  • risk assessments for  the work under their control indicate the additional control measures required if the work is carried out while alone;
  • measures to control risk while working alone are implemented;
  • risk assessments are reviewed.

 

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