Below is some guidance to follow for lone working in temporarily vacated properties. Some things to consider in ensuring lone workers are not put at risk include:

  • Assessing areas of risk including violence, manual handling, the medical suitability of the individual to work alone and whether the workplace itself presents a risk to them
  • Requirements for training, levels of experience and how best to monitor and supervise them
  • Having systems in place to keep in touch with them and respond to any incident
  • When you enter the premises. do not touch door handles or keypads without wearing disposable gloves and follow current NHS guidelines on washing hands/sanitising hard surfaces.

Source: AXA Insurance

Physically Inspecting/Checking Premises vacated during the current period on a lone working basis must be in accordance with the current HSE Guidance for Lone Working Conditions. All activities must only be taken in line with the current guidance issued by HM Government: