Lone Worker Types and Typical Risks

Producer: Learning Nexus

Duration: 30 minutes.
This product is an online product and is a single-user, 6-month licence.
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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 course looks at the five key lone working occupational groups and helps the learner to identify the occupations that fall within those groups. By identifying their own, or a similar occupation, and the group into which it falls the learner is able to go on to recognise and identify with the particular risks to personal safety that apply to that occupation.

The course is suitable for anyone working alone and/or without direct supervision or contact with colleagues.

This product allows the student to print a certificate from the course on successful completion.

The recommended settings to run this course are:

- Minimum Internet Explorer 6/Netscape Navigator 7
- Flash enabled – Minimum V6
- Popup windows enabled
- Minimum Windows 2000 Operating System
- Authorware may also need to be installed for some courses


This course will cover:

The five categories of lone worker – typical occupations and risks to personal safety:

- Those who work in other people’s homes or premises
- Lone workers in retail outlets
- Isolated lone workers
- Those who work in hazardous off-site environments
- Transport workers and lone drivers


Following this course, workers will be able to identify the category of lone working into which they fall and recognise the associated risks.

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