Guide To Protecting Lone Workers: A Focus On Mental Health
There is a transformation taking place right across the UK’s world of work – and it’s creating more lone workers than ever before. The reasons are various: for some employees, work that has always been done from an office is now often undertaken from home. For others, stretched resources or increased demand might mean that work previously shared with a team or partner must now be managed without that extra support. Then there are those who need to travel away from their usual place of work to complete tasks in unfamiliar surroundings where they have less control, such as nurses and carers who must go where they are most needed, including people’s homes.
This guide explores some of the mental health risks which can be created or aggravated by lone working and provides some useful tips for employers who want to be sure they’re taking all the right steps to protect their lone workers.