Lone Workers Policy page 1 of 3

CONTROLLING THE RISKS OF SOLITARY WORKERS


SAFE WORKING ARRANGEMENTS (Health & Safety at Work Act) FOR LONE WORKERS


Smilecleaning.com complies with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work (MHSW) Regulations 1999


Smilecleaning.com takes steps to avoid or control risk where necessary



DEFINITION OF A LONE WORKER


Lone Workers are those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision. Smilecleaning.com employs many people who often work alone outside normal hours (i.e. 7am-9am and 7pm - 9pm)


ASSESSING AND CONTROLLING THE RISKS


Smilecleaning.com works towards identifying the hazards of work, assessing the risks involved, and putting measures into place to avoid or control the risk


Smilecleaning.com talks to employees as we recognise that they are a valuable source of information and advice. This helps to ensure that all relevant hazards have been identified and appropriate controls chosen


Smilecleaning.com's control measures include instruction, training, supervision, and personal protective equipment (PPE's). Risk assessments are reviewed from time to time to ensure they are still adequate.


When risk assessments show that I is not possible for the work to be done safely by a lone worker, arrangements for providing help and/or back-up will be put into place.


In almost all cases our operatives work at another employee's workplace. The other employer advises smilecleaning.com of any risks and control measures to be taken.




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