These notes were first published on this website in February 2015 and last updated in January 2017
All churches have staff or volunteers who will from time to time work alone. Examples include cleaners, receptionists, pastoral visitors, an Administrator, Youth Minister, Treasurer taking money to the bank, and anyone including Minister working from home.
As part of a Health and Safety at Work Policy there should be a Lone Worker Policy to indicate that the employer has recognised the specific risks of working solo and sought to minimise them.
These notes are designed to alert churches to the issue and offer guidance for what such a policy might include. In particular, the notes list the relevant responsibilities in a church setting for both the employer and the staff/volunteers with examples.
Here is the link to this item: TN85 - Preparing a Lone Worker Policy.pdf
These notes were updated in January 2017 with minor amendments throughout the text. Please email me with suggestions for improvements from your own church's experience of LWPs. My contact details are in the black heading at the top of every webpage.