Many people have jobs where they are required to work alone and without direct supervision. This absence of immediate help or assistance creates significant risk because of the ever-present prospect of accidental injury or violence and aggression – the latter, for some occupations, being accompanied by the added risk of robbery or other crime.
This Lone Working – Hazards and Risks course introduces the learner to the potential hazards faced by lone workers. It then considers whose responsibility it is to reduce or remove the risks associated with these hazards and, in overview, how this is done.
‘Lone Working: Hazards and Risks’ acts as an introduction to the subject of personal safety for lone workers and a foundation for other courses in the series.
Lone Working Learning Objectives
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Define the term ‘Lone Worker’
- List types of lone worker
- Understand why you should be concerned
- Describe your responsibilities to keep yourself safe
- Describe your employers’ responsibilities to keep you safe
- Undertake a risk assessment
- Understand risk control
This e-learning provides awareness education. Face-to-face training, coaching or supervision would be needed in addition in order to complete the all-round skills and knowledge to be able to carry this forward practically in your organisation.
- All members of an organisation requiring a base level understanding of the subject.