Courses Lone Working Awareness




Statistics from the British Crime Survey have indicated that as many as 150 lone workers are attacked every day (both physical and verbal). Therefore, it is more important than ever to be aware of the risks lone workers face daily.

Working alone is not in itself against the law and it will often be safe to do so. However, the law requires employers to consider carefully, and then deal with, any health and safety risks for people working alone. Some risks associated with lone working include sudden illness or accident; violence, threats or abuse; theft or intruders; and driving-related incidents. It is the responsibility of the employer to be aware of and monitor these risks.


Lone Working Awareness Training Course Outline

The aim of this course is to greater increase your knowledge of lone working and its risks, as well as the relevant laws and legislation.

The key points covered in this course are:

  • Defining lone working
  • Legal duties?
  • Risks
  • Working practices
  • Training
  • Supervision

Lone Working Awareness Training Course Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, learners should know and understand the following:
  • What is lone working?
  • What are the legal duties?
  • Assessing, identifying and controlling the risks of lone working
  • Good working practices and strategies to reduce risk
  • Why training is important
  • Why supervision is important