What Are Lone And Isolated Workers?
A lone or isolated worker is anyone working in their normal role, without close support or supervision and in isolation from other employees. This relates to them working full time, part time or even on a casual basis.
The lone worker is at greater risk, as generally they do not have anyone close by if they are threatened or face a serious safety concern. This is combined with the fact that the lone worker is often viewed as a more vulnerable, easy target. To try and mitigate this risk, organisations will often send employees out in pairs, which unfortunately can be inefficient, costly and may also place the second employee at risk.