Worker who work alone are especially vulnerable, particularly to workplace violence. They often don’t have direct contact with co-workers or supervisors. And they may be working in circumstances in which emergency assistance isn’t readily available to them if they get injured, sick or are otherwise endangered. Thus, the OHS laws require employers to take steps to protect workers working alone.
HOW TO USE THE TOOL
Adapt this model working alone risk assessment form, which was based on one created by WorkSafeNB, to be consistent with your company’s operations and other workplace safety policies and with the requirements in your jurisdiction’s OHS laws. It should be reviewed and completed by a supervisor with all workers who work alone before starting their job or task. Both the supervisor and worker should sign and date the form upon completion.