About Lone Working Awareness
Lone workers are a high-risk group whose safety is crucial. This course highlights the problems lone workers come up against and inspires confidence through teaching best practices. Learn what the best safety practices are and how to lower risk. After this 2-hour course, learners should assess, identify and control risks.
How long will this course take?
This course is 2 hours and it is spread across 1 day.
Who needs this training?
This course is aimed at workers from all kinds of backgrounds that work by themselves, i.e. retail, cleaners, security staff…
What are the main points covered?
The course explains what lone workers are, what their obligations are and to identify risks and the best practices to avoid them.
How is it delivered?
Courses are delivered in-house or online via webinar/e-learning for up to 12 people. We also hold open courses across the UK.
How do you get Certified?
This course is available via an in-house group course for up to 12 delegates. Choose for the course to be delivered either face to face or by a blended learning option, at a time and place convenient to you. Alternatively, learn through one of our scheduled courses at centres located across the UK. Upon completion of this course, a certificate will be awarded.
Lone Working Awareness Course Outline
- Who are lone workers?
- What are the legal obligations?
- Assessment, identification and control of risk.
- Best safety practices and how to lower risk.
Lone Working Awareness FAQs
What is lone working?
Lone working relates to any role where the employee may perform an activity that is carried out in isolation without close or direct supervision. For example, Domestic carers who visit the patients home are classed as lone workers.
Is lone working illegal?
Working alone is not in itself against the law and it is often safe to do so. However, the law requires employers to carefully consider, and make arrangements for the health and safety of people working alone.
What will I learn in this course?
Delegates will learn how to assess and reduce risk when they are required to work alone. They will also learn about managing contact for those that are working face to face with steps that include; planning arrival, interaction with others, and exit strategies.
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. It is also highly relevant to those involved in lone working activities.