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Legislation does not prohibit lone working in a general sense, although there are some types of work which require supervision: Where young people are undergoing training Where work on live electrical equipment is being performed Work under the Construction (health & safety) Regulations Working at…
Working alone is not in itself against the law but whether it is safe to do so depends upon the potential hazards facing the lone worker carrying out their duties and the law does require employers and self- employed workers to consider carefully and then…
Working at height is one of the biggest causes of fatal accidents in the workplace. In the UK alone, falling from height accounted for almost a third of fatal injuries to workers. The construction industry alone accounts for 59% of fatal injuries working at height.…
The Health and Safety Executive defines a lone worker as a person ‘who works by themselves without close or direct supervision’. They are employed in most sectors of the economy such as security, healthcare and transport – and according to the Office of National Statistics…

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