Health and Safety Laws and the Lone WorkerPosted in : LK Shields on Employment Law on 22 February 2011
In recent years both employers and employees have begun to explore less traditional working arrangements in a bid to cut costs, increase productivity and foster a better work/life balance. Employers have the same responsibility for the safety and health of employees who work from home, or otherwise away from the office, as for any other employees. Consequently, an increasing number of employers need to develop lone working policies.
What is a 'Lone Worker'?
The term “lone worker” describes those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision, including contractors, self-employed individuals and employees. Lone workers can include telecommuters or e-workers, in which
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