(copied from “Working Alone Safely – A guide for Employers and Employees” written and published by the Government of Alberta)
Employees who work alone can be grouped into five broad categories:
(1) Employees who handle cash. This includes convenience store clerks, retail and food outlet
employees, and taxi drivers.
(2) Employees who travel away from a base office to meet clients. This includes home care
employees, social services employees and bylaw enforcement officers.
(3) Employees who do hazardous work but have no routine interaction with customers or the
public. This includes employees in the logging, oil and gas industries.
(4) Employees who travel alone but have no routine interaction with customers or the public.
This includes truck drivers and business people in transit.
(5) Employees who are at risk of a violent attack because their work site is isolated from public
view. This includes security guards and custodians.
For more information about “working alone” please call the Workplace Health and Safety Contact Centre.
TOLL-FREE anywhere in Alberta: 1-866-415-8690 Or check out our website at: http://employment.alberta.ca (or your local government)
If your or your employees fall into any of these categories, CommAlert is ready to help.