Lone working comes with a range of risks and it is important to identify and think through such risks. The night time shopkeeper, the care assistant, the machinery operators, the care giver, the driver, the prison warden, the travelling corporate, the consultant and so many more all work partially or fully alone.
This article is intended to provide short practical guidance on how to ensure the provision of a safe and healthy working environment for lone workers within any organisation. No matter what risk we are trying to militate against we need to start the process through a completion of a risk assessment which will ensure that we can write a policy that is specific and suitable to the conditions of our organisations lone workers.
Malin Kelly is the founder of Modig Corporate Services Ltd, a risk protection company working on a nationwide basis. Malin, being from Sweden, brings a unique international perspective combined with over a decade of Irish experience in Safety, Health and Welfare issues at work.
It is Malin’s vision to provide businesses, national and international, with an all in risk management solution through the provision of expert services through expert people.
By bringing people and services together Malin has time and time again shown ability to “think outside the box” and provide her clients with innovative and practical solutions for implementation.
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