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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 3 sections

  1. 1 Preparing & Travelling
  2. 2 Responsibilities
  3. 3 Practical Safety Measures
An collage of lots of lone working professions - animation from Lone Worker Safety Training
A map of a route someone might take to work
SECTION 1

Our first section, will start going to start with what employees should consider before they leave for work, and then we’ll discuss their commute and travel. 

A bus driver working alone
SECTION 2

In this section, we’re going to give staff an overview of who is responsible for what during the course of their shift, and we’ll look at what measures are in place, and what procedures need to be followed, to keep all staff and others safe. 

2 colleagues talking
SECTION 3

In this final section, we’re going to take learners through some practical safety measures and techniques that they can use while lone-working.

About this course

This Lone Worker Safety training programme has been designed to help increase personal safety during a working day - specifically, those working alone or away from colleagues.

It also applies to those whose job requires them to receive visitors, members of the public, customers, or patients - in fact, anyone they may not know. Although personal safety at work is something that concerns everyone, lone workers are more vulnerable and at greater risk of violence and aggression.

This course will introduce the topic of personal safety; looking at increasing observation and awareness of other people's behaviour and making sure you have strategies to avoid threatening situations.

Although it's hard to believe, around 46% of workers in the UK consider themselves to be 'lone workers' and they come from various industries, such as housing, social & health, homeworkers, transport & logistics, construction, retail and out of hours work

Lone working is completely legal, however, employers have a legal obligation to consider risks to health and safety. We believe our Lone Worker Safety Training to be the perfect solution. 

Nadira Tudor, a presenter of Lone Worker Safety Training

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Nadira Tudor

The importance of Lone Worker Safety Training

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Lone Worker Safety certificate

Download and print

Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Lone Worker Safety Training concludes with a 10 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questions guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Lone Worker Safety Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

Lone Worker Safety Training Certificate

1,487 real user reviews

4.6 out of 5
easily accessible; well designed
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Much like the other courses on this platform, this one was straight-to-the-point and contained just the right amount of content. It is basic common sense stuff but a great reminder/refresher on personal safety.

Very informative and very well presented
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Informative easy to understand
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very informative
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This was a very good training session for lone workers,especially with the risks and personal saftey now at a level when all of us working alone are more susceptible to meeting others with challenging behaviour, which I have personally experienced. Maybe you also can give time to speak about knife crimes and how to deal with this.

A lot of these issues, don't apply
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I work in a shop, so some of these things mentioned don't apply to me. But other things should apply, like when opening up in a morning or closing the shop at night, especially when cashing up. Also for anyone who has any health problems, they should not be left on their own for a extended period of time.

Helpful in life and work
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It was clear, organised, useful information, sensible etc and made me think about my safety in general. Just not thinking where the exits are highlights our lack of awareness in keeping ourselves safe in situations we may not expect to be challenged. Also Bystander effect and how we may be able to help de-escalate a situation or just ask for assistance.

It is very help full for me.
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VERY GOOD .

Why is this training important?

Compliance

It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

Under The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, employers and employees alike have a legal responsibility to consider their safety whilst at work. 

Every employer shall make a suitable and sufficient assessment of – (a) the risks to the health and safety of his employees to which they are exposed whilst they are at work; and (b) the risks to the health and safety of persons not in his employment arising out of or in connection with the conduct by him of his undertaking.

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, Section 3 (1)

Every employer shall provide his employees with comprehensible and relevant information on –
(a) the risks to their health and safety identified by the assessment;
(b) the preventive and protective measures

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, Section 10 (1)

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Frequently asked questions

Lone worker training teaches employees how to safely work alone. The course covers topics such as risk assessments, how to stay safe and what to do in an emergency.
A lone worker policy is created by an employer to help protect employees who are working alone. The goal of the policy is to promote a strong safety culture among lone working employees and sets out clear rules, employee obligations, and company stances.
Lone worker training is for anyone who works alone, whether that be in a single place of work, or out in the field. The course is designed to help employees stay safe when they are not working with anyone else. Common lone worker roles include community nurses, delivery drivers, sales reps, and more.
Our lone worker training course takes just 45 minutes to complete.