Lone working policies: examples

Find sample lone working policies from primary, secondary and special schools to help you write your own. Be clear on your rights and responsibilities as an employer with further guidance from the Health and Safety Executive.

Last reviewed on 12 January 2022
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  1. Primary schools 
  2. Secondary schools
  3. Special schools 
  4. Refer to guidance from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

Primary schools 

Academy converter in Norfolk 

Tilney All Saints CofE Primary School’s lone working policy covers areas including: 

  • The potential for violence and aggression, with relevant control measures 
  • Physical hazards
  • Withdrawing from lone working activity 

Voluntary controlled school in Oldham 

Thornham St James CofE Primary School has a lone working policy which, among other things, covers: 

  • Who is at risk 
  • Advice for staff
  • Unacceptable lone working 

Secondary schools

Voluntary aided school in Sutton 

The John Fisher School’s lone working policy covers areas including: 

  • Responsibilities of headteachers, line managers and health and safety representatives
  • Guidance for lone working risk assessments 
  • Good practice for lone workers

Voluntary aided school in St Helens 

St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School’s lone working policy sets out, among other things: 

  • Categories of lone workers
  • Procedures and control measures for home visits

Special schools 

Foundation school in Kent 

St Anthony’s School’s lone working policy covers areas including: 

  • The school’s legal position 
  • Communication 
  • Emergency procedures 

Community school in Lancashire 

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