Introduction to Personal Safety for Lone Workers

Introduction to Personal Safety for Lone Workers

Every day, thousands of people are exposed to situations where they are left alone in work premises, when visiting members of the public during their working day, or working from home. There are many risks associated with working in isolation, without the support of colleagues. These risks can include accidents and violence. This course acts as an introduction to personal safety for lone workers and applies to those that work alone within business premises, mobile workers and homeworkers. It covers the legal responsibilities of both employers and employees, some of the common security precautions that can be implemented, practical steps you can take to avoid conflict in lone worker situations and other elements that can contribute to lone worker safety.

Approved by IOSH & IIRSM - Duration 45 mins* - £35.00

Aims of the Course

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the definition of a lone worker
  • Demonstrate understanding of risk factors to lone workers, and identify methods of reducing risk
  • Recognise the key components of relevant legislation including the responsibilities of employees and employers as defined by the Health and Safety at Work Act and associated regulations.
  • Define dynamic risk assessments and understand multi-agency collaboration and issues associated with attending remote locations, including travel.
  • State where to go for additional training and guidance provided by both internal and external agencies.

Who Should Take This Course

This course is aimed at anyone who works alone or manages people that work alone.

No previous knowledge of experience is required to take this course.

Course Content

Module Module Description
1 Lone Worker Personal Safety: The Basics
2 The Law: Responsibilities
3 Assessing the Risks
4 Personal Safety Solutions
5 Practical Tips to Avoid Conflict
6 Reporting and Recording Incidents



You will be asked multiple choice questions throughout this course and must achieve a pass mark of 70%. The questions are marked automatically as you progress so you will know whether you have passed the section before moving on to the next.

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Our Introduction to Personal Safety course also is accredited by IIRSM and IOSH.

On successful completion of the course, you will be sent an electronic quality assured certificate. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

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