Lone Worker Awareness

Course length

2 Hours

About the Course

Lone working awareness will help workers understand and minimise the risks involved in lone working, and learn about how to improve their own personal safety.This course is ideal for staff who work in public services, such as healthcare settings, in social services, and in care homes, and for staff who provide care and services in the community. Participants will learn to identify and manage the risks to their own safety and to manage the risks to their clients.
This course is ideal for staff who work in public services, such as healthcare settings, in social services, and in care homes, and for staff who provide care and services in the community. Participants will learn to identify and manage the risks to their own safety and to manage the risks to their clients.

A lone worker is an employee who works in isolation from their colleagues and manager. Often, lone workers are people who provide health and social services for clients and service users. Lone workers may be exposed to risk because there is no one to assist them, so a risk assessment may be required.

Course Outcomes

Understand what lone working is
Understand what the legal duties of their employer are
Learn how to assess, identify and control the risks associated with lone working
Understand and implement good working practice and strategies to reduce the risk
Carry out a risk assessment and implement safety measures