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Lone working: Protect those working alone

HSE update - October 2021

Lone workers can be at greater risk of harm as they may not have anyone to help or support them if things go wrong. Employers should provide training, supervision, monitoring and support for those working alone. 

A free to download leaflet 'Protecting lone workers: How to manage the risks of working alone' is for anyone who employs lone workers, or engages them as contractors, including self-employed people or those who work alone.  

The leaflet is supported by our lone working webpages which include advice aimed at lone workers themselves.

There is also a new video setting out the key advice, with animations to help explain how lone workers should be protected.

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