It provides the definition of working alone, outlines the legislation around working alone, discusses risk assessments and assists in developing written procedures for safe work practices. Working alone can result in dangerous, hazardous and sometimes even violent situations. Employers and workers need to understand the inherent risks of working alone and develop solutions to decrease or eliminate these risks.
This guide is published by the Workers Compensation Board to assist with the interpretation of the working alone regulations of Prince Edward Island. The regulations set a minimum standard and employers are encouraged to go beyond the regulatory requirements. We recommend that users consult the resources listed at the end of the guide for further assistance with the development of procedures for their particular needs