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Personal Safety for Lone Workers

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Overview - Personal Safety for Lone Workers

Every day thousands of people will be exposed to situations in which they are left alone with customers or other members of the public during their working day. However there are many risks associated with working in isolation and without the support of colleagues, and violence against employees is unfortunately too common. By taking this module you will be taking real steps towards minimising risk and hopefully feeling safer.

After completing this course, learners should know:

  • What lone working is and why it is an issue worth finding out about
  • What responsibilities your employer has to you and what responsibilities you have too
  • The basic process of how people's roles are assessed to see what potential risks exist from lone working
  • Some of the key questions you can ask yourself in order to assess your own situation each time you work alone
  • Some key advice on how to act and what precautions to take in order to reduce the risks of lone working

Lesson Plan

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Introduction to Lone Working
  • Employer and Employee Responsibilities
  • Assessing the Risks
  • Precautionary Measures
  • Summary


The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.


Approximately 1 hour. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.

Target Audience

This module is designed for anybody who has to work alone or who is left alone with customers or other members of the public at some time in their working day.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this module.


The module was very informative and easy to understand. It was also well laid out and very user friendly.
DL 13/01/2014

This module empowers you to safely carry out your duty as a lone worker with less risk.
GN 17/01/2014

I liked the way that the module guides you through different sections in manageable chunks keeps it interesting and easy to use.
CS 07/02/2014

Quite enjoyed completing this module as it gave me more awareness of my working environment and working alone.
LG 25/02/2014

Just how easy and simply it is set out without unnecessary complications!
RB 26/02/2014

The system and module was easy to understand and navigate around.
RP 25/03/2014

Ease of use and the option to pause and return later where you left off.
JW 23/06/2014

As this was my first time using this system I found it very instructive and worthwhile.
GR 30/07/2014

It was very interesting and thought the material in this module was very useful.
MA 07/12/2014

I found it very user friendly and everything was well
DG 13/01/2015

I enjoyed the module as I could relate it to both my job and personal life
MV 04/02/2015

It was easy to use and follow. Gives good advice on practice for Lone Workers
KP 31/03/2015

It was informative and easy to read and understand with the opportunity to print of specific learning points as and when needed.
EL 10/04/2015


£15.00 + VAT (£18.00 inc. VAT)

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact info@virtual-college.co.uk or telephone us on 01943 885089.

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