Every day, thousands of people are exposed to situations where they are left alone in work
premises, when visiting members of the public during their working day, or working from home.
There are many risks associated with working in isolation, without the support of colleagues. These
risks can include 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.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
Identify the definition of a lone worker
Demonstrate understanding of risk factors to lone workers, and identify methods of reducing risk
Recognise the key components of relevant legislation including the responsibilities of employees and
employers as defined by the Health and Safety at Work Act and associated regulations.
Define dynamic risk assessments and understand multi-agency collaboration and issues associated
with attending remote locations, including travel.
State where to go for additional training and guidance provided by both internal and external
This course is aimed at anyone who works alone or manages people that work alone.
IIRSM approval means that this course meets the rigorous standards of this leading industry body.
Online training is flexible, efficient and cost-effective, so candidates can progress through the
modules at their own pace, in their own time, making it easy to fit the training around their work
and personal life.
Courses that would complement this one would be:
Display Screen Equipment for anyone who works from home.
Conflict Resolution for anyone who may find themselves in a conflict situation or that has to work
with difficult people as part of their job.
Sales Skills for those people working in a sales role.
Recommended System Requirements
• Browser: Up to date web browser
• Video: Up to date video drivers
• Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
• Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)
Duration: 45 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off.
It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 45 minutes
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes