Lone Working - Hazards and 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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CPD Certified - contributes 1 point towards your CPD.

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 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
- A foundation for other courses in the series

It 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


Course Content

- Defining the term ‘Lone Worker’
- Types of lone worker
- Why you should be concerned
- Keeping safe – your responsibilities
- Keeping safe – employers’ responsibilities
- Risk assessment
- Risk control


This course will help the learner to understand potential hazards faced by lone workers, who is responsible for addressing them and how in principle this is achieved.

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