Working Alone in Community Services: Tools to keep your workers safe!

Disability, youth support, and other community service workers often work alone or in isolated environments. Whether working a shift in a group home, providing care in someone else’s home, or the community, these workers often work in unpredictable and irregular conditions. These circumstances heighten the risk of both psychological and physical harm due to the lack of colleague presence, support, and control over the work environment.

Working alone poses unique challenges for employers, including the requirement to ensure workers have the necessary training, access to resources, and awareness of potential risks. Workers must be equipped to identify and address risks promptly to maintain a safe working environment.

Service Hospitality is committed to supporting organizations in their efforts to enhance working-alone policies, procedures, and practices. We offer a library of free templates, tools, and resources dedicated to working alone, including our on-demand webinar Working Alone in Community Services. This webinar covers legal responsibilities, specific hazards lone workers face, and techniques to enhance their safety.

Access our library of resources today to strengthen your organization’s approach to supporting lone workers in the community services industry. If you want further guidance or consultation on your Working Alone program, our Safety Advisors are always here to help!

For assistance, or if you have questions or comments, please Get in Touch with Service Hospitality.

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