Working Alone Program - Under review as of April 2020
The Working Alone Program has been developed to promote worker awareness and facilitate worker safety when they are working alone.
There must be safety plans in place for those that work alone and these plans must adhere to the legislative requirement. Working Alone guidelines apply when both of the following conditions exist:
- a worker is working by themselves in an office, vehicle, laboratory, workshop, field site, or any area owned or operated by the University of Calgary
- assistance, in the event of an injury, illness, or emergency, is not readily available to the worker.
- Alberta OHS Code Explanation Guide - Part 28 - Working Alone
- Working Alone Safety - Guide for Employers and Employees - Alberta Government
- An Explanation of the "Working Alone" Requirements - WorkSafe Alberta Bulletin
- Working Alone - Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
Campus Security offers Safewalk, a free service for students, staff, and visitors. Safewalk is located in the Campus Security office. On duty Safewalk staff can be found on campus. Safewalk is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. The Safewalk service is free and available to students, staff, and visitors on the university campus.
Call 403.220.5333 and two experienced Safewalkers will be dispatched to walk along with you.
Safewalks are done in male/female pairs and will walk anywhere on campus (including McMahon Stadium, Health Sciences, Student Family Housing, and the Alberta Children's Hospital). Safewalk also walks with clients to their cars, their residence rooms, the LRT, and bus.