Publication - Advice and guidance

Managing Health at Work Partnership Information Network (PIN) Guideline

Published: 20 Feb 2003

This Guideline emphasises the need for employers to promote and support employee health and wellbeing and includes sections on issues that affect the health and safety of staff in their everyday work.

Managing Health at Work Partnership Information Network (PIN) Guideline
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MANAGING HEALTH AT WORK

Annex 1
Identifying lone workers

Staff group

Example occupations

1

Staff working alone in fixed establishments

  • Reception staff

  • Boiler-house staff

  • Facilities and maintenance staff

  • Radiographers

2

Staff working outwith normal work hours

  • Domestic staff

  • Transport staff

  • Nursing and medical staff

3

Mobile workers working away from their fixed basestaff

  • Community nursing and midwifery

  • Chiropody and podiatry staff

  • Speech and language therapy staff

Annex 2
Sample risk assessment for domiciliary visits
assessment form
Annex 3
Sample risk assessment for working alone in buildings
assessment form
APPENDIX 5.C
References

Croner

The A - Z Guide to Health and Safety, Croner Group Ltd, Surrey, 2001, Product Code EHS

Health and Safety Executive

Working alone in safety: Controlling the risks of solitary work, HSE Books, London, 1998, ISBN 0717615073 Also available at: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg73.pdf

Recommended further reading

Royal College of Nursing and the NHS Executive

Safer Working In The Community: A Guidefor NHS Managers and Staff on Reducing theRisks from Violence and Aggression, RCN, London, 1998, ISBN 187 385 2304

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust

Personal Safety at Work: Guidance For All Employees, The Suzy Lamplugh Trust, London 1998 (No ISBN)

UNISON

Working Alone: A Health and Safety Guide On Lone Working for Safety Representatives, UNISON, London, 2000, Product Code 1750 http://www.unison.org.uk