Statutory & Mandatory Training: Lone Working & Security Awareness

This course has been built for those who work in a healthcare role who may work alone travelling between sites, visiting a patient’s home or in the workplace. On completion of the course lone workers will understand how to keep safe, what to do if you encounter conflict, what precautions to take, how to conduct a basic assessment to understand the risks and much more. The CPD approved training includes an instant digital certificate.

Lone Working & Security Awareness
Precautionary measures: systems and devices
Electronic devices and communication
The buddy system
Lone Working & Security Awareness Precautionary measures: systems and devices Electronic devices and communication The buddy system

Course Overview

Format

  • Intermediate
  • 2 Study Hours
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate

Accreditation

  • 2 CPD Hours
  • CPD Certified

Course description

This course aims to provide knowledge and information about ways to keep safe if you are by yourself, travel between sites or are in a patient’s home. It provides the learner with information about how to stay safe whilst traveling and what to do if you encounter conflict.

The Health and safety Executive describes lone working as 'those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision'. For many people in the healthcare sector, working alone or in the community is part of their job.

This lone worker security course aims to provide knowledge and information about ways to keep safe if you are by yourself, travel between sites or are in a patient's home. This security for lone workers training provides the learner with information about how to stay safe whilst traveling and what to do if you encounter conflict.

Employers have a duty to ensure the safety of their staff, and this lone worker security course offers information on how this can be done.

Lone Working Awareness Training Course Outcomes

  • Know what lone working is and why it is an important area of concern.
  • Understand what responsibilities your employer has to you and also what responsibilities you have.
  • Know how to do a basic assessment to see what potential risks may arise from lone working.
  • Know how to act and what precautions to take in order to reduce the risks of lone working.
  • Understand some of the key questions you can ask yourself in order to assess your own situation each time you work alone.

Accreditation

This lone worker training course is accredited by CPD. The certificates, awarded upon successful completion, can be used to log your hours against.

Duration

This lone worker training course usually takes between 1-2 hours each to complete, depending on the speed of learning. Learners do not have to complete all the training in one session as progress is recorded throughout and the training can be paused and resumed in our learning management system at any time.

Target Audience

This lone working training course is aimed at anyone working in a role that involves spending long periods by themselves or by themselves in the community.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this lone working course.

Test and Certificate

The end of security for lone workers course test consists of 15 multiple choice questions. Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark, and, if necessary, may attempt the test six times at no extra cost.

If learners do not achieve the 75% pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting our support team.

Learners will be able to download a digital certificate on completion of the lone working awareness training course. This can be printed, and we suggest you keep it for your records.

Further Training

After completing our CPD approved lone working training course we have a wide range of courses you can complete to improve your knowledge. 

These courses include Statutory & Mandatory Training: Health, Safety & Welfare, Legionnaires' Awareness and Risk Asssessment in the Workplace.

You will learn

  • Know what lone working is and why it is an important area of concern
  • Understand what responsibilities your employer has to you and also what responsibilities you have
  • Know how to do a basic assessment to see what potential risks may arise from lone working

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Staff working in a healthcare environment
  • Security guards
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Porters
  • Hospital staff
  • Pharmacists
  • Receptionists
  • Healthcare Assistants
  • Matrons

Lone Working & Security Awareness FAQs

  • What are the risks associated with working alone?

    There are many risks of lone working, just one of which being accidents. Accidents fall under the umbrella of medical emergencies, but other situations like a sudden illness, an allergic reaction or an event such as choking or unconsciousness are also a serious risk when working alone.

    Other factors can be violence from others, loneliness and overworking.

    Read more here.

  • What are the rules surrounding lone working in the United Kingdom?

    There is no general legal prohibition on working alone. However, under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, employers have legal duties to assess all risks to health and safety, including the risk of lone working.

    You can learn more about lone working by clicking here.

  • What is lone working in security?

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) defines lone workers as “those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision.” We typically think of roles like out-of-hours security guards, in industrial locations, and of sectors like healthcare, where health workers could be making house visits alone.

    You can learn more about lone working by clicking here.

How the online courses work

  • Find a course

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  • Buy the course

    When buying one of our courses, you will need to enter a valid email address which will be used to create your account with our Learning Management System – Enable – where you will take the training. We will also send your purchase receipt to this email address, and any additional courses purchased in future using the same email address will be added to your system account.

    Once you have purchased a course, you will be able to send this course to other people using your system account with Enable by entering the new learner’s email address so that they may access the training and set up their own system account with our Learning Management System.

    If you are not 100% satisfied with your course then we offer a 30-day, no hassle money-back guarantee. To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not have completed the training in order to make a valid refund claim. Any claim made after the training has been completed will be invalidated.

  • Take the course

    This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.

    The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physical copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.

  • Your Certificate

    Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College which will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable, the learner's name, the title of the course and the date of completion.

    If you have purchased the posted certificate option, available on selected courses, a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out the following working week after completion.