Lone Worker Policy for Veterinary Practice

Lone Worker Policies are an essential part of a health and safety policy in veterinary practice. Lone workers should not be at more risk than other employees.

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance to lone workers to enable them, as far as reasonably practicable, to stay safe when working alone or remotely from the practice. The policy will help employees understand the risks they are taking when they are on call after-hours at the practice base, or on call remotely to farms or private homes. It will describe procedures for managers and employees which will minimise the risks associated with lone working. The policy is designed to promote a safe working culture within your practice.

The demographic of veterinary practice has changed dramatically in the past 30 years. More young women than ever are now working in veterinary practice and I am particularly interested in the safety culture in veterinary practice in Ireland from this point of view.

If you are interested in getting a lone worker policy for your veterinary practice to add to your current safety protocol, please email me at the address below. Leave your details, and I will email you a policy, specifically written for veterinary practice in Ireland FOR FREE


Alternatively you can link to my web page for information about more services and offers.


I don’t save emails or compile email lists for marketing purposes so there is no catch 🙂

I hope you get some use out of it!

If you are interested in reading more on lone working in practice, link to my blog “Doing it alone … Superman or something else”


kindest regards,


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