Lone Worker Legislation & Policy for Australian Capital Territory

Here are the acts and regulations found in the Australian Capital Territory, related to lone working and work alone employees. We cover all the lone worker policy and legislation we have found for this area, specifically for the Australian Capital Territory.

Work Health and Safety Act 2011

Division 2.2
Primary duty of care
19 Primary duty of care

(1) A person conducting a business or under taking must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of—
(a) workers engaged, or caused to be engaged, by the person; and
(b) workers whose activities in carrying outwork are influenced or directed by the person, while the workers are at work in the business or undertaking.
(2) A person conducting a business or under taking must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that the health and safety of other persons is not put at risk from work carried out as part of the conduct of the business or undertaking.
(3) Without  limiting  subsections(1)  and  (2),  a  person conducting  a business   or undertaking   must   ensure, so   far   as   is   reasonably practicable—
(a) the provision and maintenance of a work environment without risks to health and safety; and
(b) the provision and maintenance of safe plant and structures; and
(c) the provision and maintenance of safe systems of work; and the safe use, handling, storage and transport of plant, structures and substances; and
(e) the  provision  of  adequate  facilities  for  the welfare  at  work  of workers  in  carrying  outwork  for  the  business  or  under taking, including ensuring access to those facilities; and
(f) the   provision   of any information, training, instruction   or supervision that is necessary to protect all persons from risks to their health  and safety arising from work carried out as part of the conduct of the business or undertaking; and
(g) that the health  of  workers  and  the  conditions at  the  workplace are monitored for the purpose of preventing illness or injury of workers arising from the conduct of the business or undertaking

Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011

Division 3.2.6
Remote or isolated work
48 Remote or isolated work—
Act, s19

(1) A person conducting a business or undertaking must manage risks to the health and safety of a worker associated with remote or isolated work,  in  accordance  with part3.1 (Managing  risks  to  health  and safety).
(2) In  minimising  risks  to  the  health  and  safety  of  a  worker  associated with  remote  or  isolated  work,  a  person  conducting  a  business  or undertaking  must  provide  a  system  of  work  that  includes  effective communication with the worker. (Note Strict liability applies to each physical element of each offence under this regulation, unless otherwise stated).
(3) In this section: assistance includes rescue, medical assistance and the attendance of emergency services workers. remote or isolated work, in relation to a worker, means work that is isolated from the assistance of other persons because of location, time or the nature of the work.