3.19 – Working Alone


To WORK ALONE or in ISOLATION – means to work in circumstances where assistance would not be readily available to the worker

  • a) In case of an emergency, or
  • b) In case the worker is injured or in ill health


Any worker required to work alone must have an established means of communication to check in at regular intervals.

If the worker does not check in at their regular interval, the personal responsible for answering the workers “check-ins” must try to make contact with the worker.

If unsuccessful, emergency procedures will the be initiated. This may mean a worker is sent to go check on the worker as long as it is not time delayed OR emergency services are to be notified.

A general guideline for check-in schedules is one check-in per hour unless otherwise determined.