​​Introduction to Personal Safety for Lone Workers

​This course acts as an introduction to personal safety for lone workers and applies to those that work alone within business premises, mobile workers and homeworkers.

It covers the legal responsibilities of both employers and employees, some of the common security precautions that can be implemented, practical steps you can take to avoid conflict in lone worker situations and other elements that can contribute to lone worker safety.

Duration: 1 hour

Format: Video

Price:  £30 + VAT


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Who Should Take This Course?

This course has been designed to help people who employ, manage or supervise lone workers to understand the risks posed by lone working so that they can implement an effective safe system of work.

The course would also be beneficial for lone workers themselves who wish to learn more about the regulations, risk assessments and appropriate lone working control measures. 

Course Description

Every day, thousands of people are exposed to situations where they are left alone in work premises, or when visiting members of the public during their working day.

There are many risks associated with working in isolation and without the support of colleagues, including accidents and violence.

This course acts as an introduction to personal safety for lone workers and applies to those that work alone within business premises, mobile workers and homeworkers.

It covers the legal responsibilities of both employers and employees, some of the common security precautions that can be implemented, practical steps you can take to avoid conflict in lone worker situations and other elements that can contribute to lone worker safety.

Certification

​On successful completion of the course you will be able to download a quality assured certificate​. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

This course is also approved by ​IIRSM, the ​International Institute of Risk & Safety Management, as providing quality and content-approved training.

​This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 1 year. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

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Course Content

​Modules

​1. ​Lone Worker Personal Safety: The Basics

​2. ​The Law: Responsibilities

​3. ​Assessing the Risks

​4. ​Personal Safety Solutions

​5. Practical Tips to Avoid Conflict

​6. Reporting and Recording Incidents

Aims of the Course

By the end of this course learners will:

  • Understand the risks to health and safety posed by lone working.
  • Know what the law requires of employers and employees in regards to lone working.
  • Understand the different steps required when undertaking a risk assessment.
  • Be aware of the appropriate control measures that can be implemented in order to keep lone workers safe from harm.
  • Understand what needs to be included in a safe system of work for lone workers.

Assessment

The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked a set of​ multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 70%. ​You will have up to six attempts for passing the assessment. 


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