Lone Working Incident

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2013 Water, Environment & Transport Service Group
5 February 2013

Conference is aware of an incident that occurred in Scottish Water in 2012 which could have had very serious consequences.

A Worker was lone working and left his mobile phone in his van while accessing a building which subsequently trapped him through a faulty door.

It was several hours before this worker could be rescued due to being un-contactable and brought into question procedures in place.

This Conference calls on WET Executive to devise a checklist for Branches to use with their employers to try to minimise the risk of similar occurrences happening again.