Personal Safety for Lone Workers

Producer: Virtual College Ltd

Duration: 1 hours.
This product is an online product and is a single-user, 1-year licence.
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CPD Certified - on average contributes 1 hour towards your CPD.

Every day thousands of people will be exposed to situations in which they are left alone with customers or other members of the public during their working day. However there are many risks associated with working in isolation and without the support of colleagues, and violence against employees is unfortunately too common. By taking this module you will be taking real steps towards minimising risk and hopefully feeling safer.

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This module is designed for anybody who has to work alone or who is left alone with customers or other members of the public at some time in their working day.

There are no specific entry requirements for this module.


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This course covers the following topics:

- Welcome and Learning Objectives
- Introduction to Lone Working
- Employer and Employee Responsibilities
- Assessing the Risks
- Precautionary Measures
- Summary


After completing this course, learners should know:

- What lone working is and why it is an issue worth finding out about
- What responsibilities your employer has to you and what responsibilities you have too
- The basic process of how people’s roles are assessed to see what potential risks exist from lone working
- Some of the key questions you can ask yourself in order to assess your own situation each time you work alone
- Some key advice on how to act and what precautions to take in order to reduce the risks of lone working

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