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
- Welcome and Learning Objectives
- Introduction to Lone Working
- Employer and Employee Responsibilities
- Assessing the Risks
- Precautionary Measures
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.
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.
There are no specific entry requirements for this module.
I thought the module was very informative and easy to complete
It gave a full and accurate assessment of the risks of lone working, with good examples of how to avoid such risks.
I am not an overly confident eLearning user however I found this course clear and easy to use. It was interesting and very useful.
I found the module easy to navigate and the pictures and captions were easy to remember
Ease of access to modules and system. Working at your own pace.
It was very easy to understand and informative and useful that there are no time limits set that the course needs to be completed in
Easily accessible, clear & easy to understand questions.
Good use of audio and visual - very refreshing to not just have a voice read out the slides!
It made me to understand and gain knowledge of lone work, which is my role as a social worker
The pop up animation makes it user friendly
It was informative and easy to read and understand with the opportunity to print of specific learning points as and when needed
It was easy to use and follow. Gives good advice on practice for Lone Workers
I enjoyed the module as I could relate it to both my job and personal life
I found it very user friendly and everything was well
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.