Working alone is not against the law. But employers do have a range of legal duties to protect their employees and to consider specific risks for lone workers. Employees who work alone also have responsibilities, to take reasonable care of themselves, be aware of any potential risks and to follow safety procedures in place.
The Lone Worker Training Course has been designed to enable employers who have identified situations where people work alone, whether in the office or remotely, to provide training and information on the potential hazards and risks they may face and how to determine and implement appropriate controls. It highlights how to prevent accidents and avoid possible emergency situations. The course also demonstrates how to assess different risks, how to develop control measures, how to ensure control procedures are adequate and how to determine if additional measures are required. 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 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.
- Awareness regarding the health and safety issues associated with lone working.
- Outline the responsibilities of both lone workers and employers.
- Demonstrate safe practices for lone working.
- Definition of a lone worker
- The legislative requirements in relation to lone working
- What control measures needed to be put in place
- What Safe Systems of Work (SOP) need to be considered
- The risk assessment
- Relevant training, monitoring and supervision
- Emergency preparedness
Who Should Take This Course?
- This course has been designed to help people who are working as a lone worker or 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.
- Suitable for workers such as:
- Security Guards
- Factory Workers
- Cleaning & Maintenance Staff
- Night Shift Staff
- Bus Drivers
- Delivery Drivers
- Estate Agents
- Delivery Drivers
- Healthcare Professionals
- Transport Workers
- Agricultural Contractors
- Construction Contractors
- Anyone who works alone or without any close or direct supervision.
On successful competition of the Lone Worker Training course participants will receive a Safety Matters Certificate.