The risk of injury or harm for people who work alone may be increased because of difficulty contacting emergency services when they are required. Emergency situations may arise because of the sudden onset of a medical condition, accidental work-related injury or disease, attack by an animal, exposure to the elements, or by becoming stranded without food or water. The consequences may be very serious and the injury or disease may be fatal.
This document aim to explains the occupational safety and health laws of Western Australia that apply to people who work
alone (sometimes referred to as ‘isolated’ employees).