Personal Safety and Lone Working

Who is This Course For?

This course has been developed to support learners to become familiar with the responsibilities and requirements of those who work in isolation or without direct supervision. Lone workers face certain risks that other employees in busy environments are unlikely to encounter. This course is aimed at those who work in residential homes, supported living services, hospitals, community based settings, Educational settings, Day care services and individuals supported in their own homes.

Course outcome:

At the end of the course learners will be able to:

  • Define what lone working is
  • Identify the hazards that can present themselves
  • List legislation, policies and procedures in relation to personal safety and lone working
  • Understand responsibilities of the employer and the lone worker responsibilities
  • Understand the risk assessment process and develop own personal action plan
  • Identify communication systems and practical control measures that can be implemented to reduce risks
  • Know and understand where to go for support
  • Reflect and evaluate current ways of working

Course Duration:
6hrs

Assessment:
The trainer will carry out an on-going assessment

Certification:
Certificate of attendance will be issued to all learners that have demonstrated that learning has taken place throughout the session and course outcomes have been met.

Location:
The course can be delivered at locations to suit the client.
Maximum number of delegates per trainer is 15

Course Code:
SFD005