Lone workers are those who work/ volunteer by themselves without close or direct supervision. All our volunteers could find themselves lone working at some point however some roles are more high risk than others.
There are more dangers when you work alone. There is no one there to help you if you have an accident or suffer sudden illness. You need to be able to recognise and avoid potential dangers. You also need to know how to get help.
No volunteer or member of staff should be in a situation where they feel at risk.
The purpose of this guidance is to help you to think about and improve your personal safety. Not everything you read will apply to you. A lot will depend on your role, or the tasks you do. The importance is to be aware of the risk, then take steps to reduce and adapt strategies to keep you safe.