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Precautions should be used when workers are alone and working away from a central office. Unexpected events in unfamiliar environments can increase the risk of violence to the employee. Occupations in this category include:
In many situations, the nature of the off-site work involves a lone worker. It is important to conduct an assessment of the work employees will do to keep them safe even though they are working off-site, and often working alone.
Tips for working off-site safely include:
(Adapted from CCOHS Violence in the Workplace Prevention Guide)