Working alone brings with it many risks and this personal safety at work online training course has been designed to minimise those risks and make people feel safer. The CPD approved Personal Safety for Lone Workers is suitable for anyone who works alone such as Shop Assistants, Security Guards, Community Carers, Teachers and more.
There are many risks associated with working alone in isolation. By taking this course you will be taking real steps towards minimising the risk and feeling safer.
Personal safety for lone workers is of prime importance. Every day in the UK, thousands of workers will be exposed to situations in which their safety could be put at risk, when they are left alone with customers or other members of the public.
Safety risks can be more of an issue when staff are working in isolation without the support of colleagues to help them should an emergency or dangerous situation arise. Safety precautions for lone workers are therefore essential to protect their wellbeing, personal safety and the business they are working for too.
For example, a robbery in a shop could leave a lone worker shaken, injured, unable to return to work for some time, and cost the workplace in terms of both finance and reputation.
Undertaking our Personal Safety for Lone Workers e-learning course can help staff learn how to safeguard themselves and the premises they look after, minimising risk for all.
The Personal Safety for Lone Workers course is for anyone who is required to spend time alone with customers or members of the public as part of their job. This could be night-time petrol station workers, shop assistants, community carers or even teachers.
Personal Safety for Lone Workers covers the following lesson plan:
After completing the lone worker training, learners will know:
This personal safety training course should take one hour to complete, but e-learning is self-paced, so it depends entirely on your individual learning speed and how quickly you absorb the study material.
This lone worker safety training course has been certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
This lone worker online course includes all the latest guidance and legislation.
After completing this lone worker safety training course, you will be able to download and print a Virtual College lone working training certificate for your records.
There are no specific entry requirements for this workplace lone working training course.
After completing our personal safety course take a look at some of our further courses including Awareness of Health and Safety at Work, First Aid at Work Course: Primary Survey and Complete Health & Safety Package.
Lone working involves any work carried out by an individual who is by themselves and not under direct supervision. They perform their work in isolation without any face-to-face contact with other employees, and may only occasionally spend time at an organisation's workplace.
A lone worker may be someone who independently carries out tasks away from their employer’s workplace, such as a builder, an electrician, a gardener or certain healthcare professionals. The term also includes those who work remotely but can carry out their work from their home or another location without having to travel anywhere else.
Read more in our blog article here.
There are no direct laws that relate to lone working, but those who work alone are covered by the majority of employment laws when it comes to health and safety. Under The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974), all employers have a legal duty to ensure the safety of their employees whilst they’re at work, which includes ensuring that lone workers are as safe as possible whilst they're working without any supervision.
Lone workers have been classified as potentially at risk by HSE because they work independently and therefore do not have the security of being surrounded by others who can protect them or give them help when needed. There is a range of physical and mental risks presented by lone working, which we explain in this blog article.
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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.
Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College and will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable.
If you have bought the posted certificate option (available on select courses), a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out at the beginning of the following working week.