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The Adventures of the Lone Worker

Overview

Lone Worker training is an essential part of all workplace risk management and is vital for those who employ or manage someone who is required to work in isolation from others or without direct supervision. They might be a community nurse making home visits, a globetrotting truck driver or even home workers. You see, lone workers are exposed to specific risks that their office-based counterparts are less likely to encounter. So, it's vital they are spotted early, and effective measures put in place.

Who should take this course

This course is essential training for both lone worker and employer. It will guide you through the regulations, risk assessments & practical controls that you can instil in your lone workers' environment to help keep them safe from harm allowing them to undertake their duties safely and effectively.

Why should I take this course

You have a duty of care as an employer and must take every reasonable precaution ensuring the safety of your lone workers and must have measures in place to mitigate risks. Treat this course as part of your business contingency plan to protect you, your business and your workers from harm.

After taking this training, you should be able to

  • Understand common types of lone workers and the industries they work in
  • Identify and assess sources of hazards and risks
  • Complete suitable and sufficient risk assessments
  • Manage, prevent and control the risks
  • Understand lone worker safety devices
  • Setting up a safe system of work
  • Understand Lone worker responsibilities & have knowledge of the key legislation
  • Outline the requirements & records I need to keep