Employees who are directed to work alone are to be protected in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Work Alone means to work alone by administrative direction at a work site in circumstances where assistance is not readily available in the event of an injury, illness or emergency.
- In situations where employees are directed to work alone, principals and site supervisors shall ensure:
- That a hazard assessment to identify existing and/or potential hazards arising from the conditions and circumstances of the employee’s place of work is conducted;
- An effective means of communication between the employee and persons capable of responding to the employee’s needs is established; and
- Safety measures to reduce the risk to employees from the identified hazards are implemented.