We are implementing guidelines for any employee working alone or in isolation to ensure that safe work protocols are addressed on campus, at job sites, out in the field and working remotely.
As defined by WorkSafeBC’s Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 4.20.1, an employee is determined to be working alone or in isolation if working in circumstances where assistance would not be readily available, specifically:
- In case of an emergency, or
- In case of injury or ill health
Assessing the risk
Before an employee is assigned to work alone or in isolation, an assessment must be conducted. All current Working Alone or in Isolation Assessments can be found here.
If employees are identified as working alone or in isolation during the assessment, a procedure for checking in at specific intervals will be implemented. All Working Alone or in Isolation Procedures can be found here.
Working from home (remote work)
Employees working remotely are considered working alone and are required to check in at the beginning and end of shift using the BCIT Working Alone Notification Form or Aware 360 Program Application or Text-in Service (whichever is applicable to their department/school). If you are unsure which check-in notification system to use (Working Alone Notification Form or Aware 360) please contact your supervisor/manager.
Guide and resources
For more information or specific guides, please refer here. Some guides include: Working Alone or in Isolation Program Guide for Employees and Working Alone or in Isolation Program Guide for Supervisors which can be found under “Working Alone Resources” on ShareSpace.