Personal Safety: Lone Worker
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.
The course is for anyone who works alone or who is responsible for workers who work alone. This includes:
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.
In this course you will learn about:
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.