Personal Safety: Lone Worker

Overview

This course explores safety for lone workers. It looks at who a lone worker is, what they might experience as a lone worker, and the responsibilities of their manager. It also looks at lone workers' responsibilities for their own safety. Different scenarios are explored including working in another person's home, working in your own home, travelling, working alone in an employer's building, and dealing with aggression. It is aimed at people who work alone, and their managers and supervisors.

Audience

The course is for anyone who works alone or who is responsible for workers who work alone.  This includes:

  • Social care and healthcare staff in people's homes
  • People who work from home
  • People who travel for work, such as sales reps or consultants
  • Staff who work outside office hours
  • Those who meet clients or customers in private

    About this course

    This short course identifies people who are classed as 'lone workers' and explores the risks of lone working, and what can be done to reduce the risks.  Employers' and lone workers' responsibilities are covered, along with suggestions for techniques and equipment to improve the safety of lone workers.

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will be automatically awarded a certificate containing the course name, completion date, CPD hours, and learning objectives.

    Objectives

    In this course you will learn about:

  • Employers’ responsibilities for lone workers’ safety
  • Lone workers’ responsibilities for their own safety
  • Equipment and procedures to help make lone workers safer

    Content

    Some of the topics covered in this course are:

    What is a lone worker; risk assessments; employers' responsibilities for the safety of lone workers; workers' responsibilities for their own safety; homeworking; travelling for work; working in other people's homes; techniques for staying safe; dealing with aggression; reporting concerns; useful equipment; sources of advice.