Staying Safe When Working Alone
May 4, 2017
Across all industries, certain employees may be required to work alone. Whether it’s due to staff shortages, late-night shifts or the nature of the job itself, those who work alone tend to be more vulnerable.
For example, if you work alone, you may lack the support needed to properly respond to any incidents that occur on the job, let alone receive the necessary assistance. In addition, if there is only one worker present at a location, members of the general public may feel they can more easily get away with certain crimes, such as robbery or physical assault.
As an employee working alone, it’s important to request that your employer does the following:
For additional protection, work out a check-in procedure with your employer so that they are updated on what you’re working on and your whereabouts.