This Lone Worker Health and Safety Policy has been written for a business
whose staff work away from a static base and are often in a situation where
they may be on their own. The requirement for the employer to safeguard
their employees' health, safety and welfare is the same as if they were in
the office. There will be obvious differences between static and remote
workplaces, and while the employer cannot control precisely what goes on in
a remote workplace, they are still required to make sure that certain
aspects of the working environment have been considered.
This policy covers all of the same issues that will apply to a static
worker but also has specific details for the safeguarding of the remote
employee. It is advisable that the employer should not allow lone working
until any problems have been resolved.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires employers to comply
with principles for processing personal data, including being transparent
by providing information to employees about personal data that they hold
and how it is used. Employers should be aware that there are special rules
for employers to consider when processing data related to an employee's
health, which is one of the "special categories" of data under the GDPR.
The employer can process such special categories of data where the
processing is necessary for performing obligations or exercising rights
under employment law, provided that the employer has an appropriate policy
document in place.
The Lone Worker Health and Safety Policy includes:
Definitions of what constitutes a ‘lone worker’
General health and safety issues
Company and employee’s responsibilities
This template has been professionally written to comply with the
requirements of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 which sets out
employers’ health and safety duties.
This policy has been written to work alongside the
Lone Worker Policy
in the Employment folder.
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