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Personal Safety for Lone Workers

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.


Easily accessible, clear & easy to understand questions.
27/10/2015 BC
Good use of audio and visual - very refreshing to not just have a voice read out the slides!
23/10/2015 MH
It made me to understand and gain knowledge of lone work, which is my role as a social worker
22/10/2015 RM
The pop up animation makes it user friendly
20/10/2015 JD
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
It was easy to use and follow. Gives good advice on practice for Lone Workers
KP 31/03/2015
I enjoyed the module as I could relate it to both my job and personal life
MV 04/02/2015
I found it very user friendly and everything was well
DG 13/01/2015
It was very interesting and thought the material in this module was very useful
MA 07/12/2014
As this was my first time using this system I found it very instructive and worthwhile
GR 30/07/2014
Ease of use and the option to pause and return later where you left off
JW 23/06/2014
The system and module was easy to understand and navigate around
RP 25/03/2014
Just how easy and simply it is set out without unnecessary complications!
RB 26/02/2014
Quite enjoyed completing this module as it gave me more awareness of my working environment and working alone
LG 25/02/2014
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
This module empowers you to safely carry out your duty as a lone worker with less risk
GN 17/01/2014
The module was very informative and easy to understand. It was also well laid out and very user friendly
DL 13/01/2014

How it Works

This is a general guide to how the system works; if you want a more detailed guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

Alternatively, if you have a specific question or concern why not contact us directly ?


This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


The course is self-paced so you decide how fast or slow the training goes. You can complete the course in stages revisiting the training at any time.

£15.00 + VAT

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On average this course contributes 1 hour towards your CPD


Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact or telephone us on 01943 885089.

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If you have 10 or more learners and want to track their progress or, for details of how we can help you with a corporate e-learning solution, please contact us


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