Lone Worker Guidance

The BSIA's Lone Worker Section consists of BSIA members who specialise in providing lone worker safety products and services to customers from a wide range of industry backgrounds.

What is a lone worker?

More than six million people in the UK work either in isolation or without direct supervision, often in places or circumstances that put them at potential risk. A wide variety of organisations and industry sectors employ people whose jobs require them to work or operate alone, either regularly or occasionally.

Almost by definition, lone working can be both intimidating and at times dangerous, so the protection of lone workers involves a twofold approach; not only to provide safeguards but also to offer reassurance to the people involved.


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Form 113
(Members Only)

Code of ethics for lone worker service companies (May 2011) 


This code of ethics has been prepared by the BSIA to safeguard the interests of customers in the UK of products and services provided by members of the lone worker group

Form 323
(Members Only)

The changes between BS 8484:2011 and BS 8484:2016 – a guide


A guide created to outline the main changes in the revised standard Members only