- Aims/objectives, structure and outcomes
- Who is the course suitable for?
Up to 22% of the UK working population classify themselves as lone workers, a term which defines such employees as ‘someone who works by themselves without close or direct supervision’. While lone working is perfectly legal, both employers and employees must adhere to relevant legislation – such as the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health & Safety Regulations 1999 – to ensure a ‘safe working environment’ for lone workers, as they would for those who are office or site-based.
Workplace risk assessments are a legal requirement for all employers with five or more employees, and this includes lone workers. Accordingly, organisations must assess specific risks which would constitute as a lone working hazard, such as manual handling, illness and even violence, ensuring that the correct control procedures are in place. At the same time, lone workers are equally responsible for their own health and safety, and must cooperate with any lone working procedures and guidelines outlined by their employer.
The Lone Worker e-learning course will help employers to implement and maintain an effective lone working policy, while also ensuring that lone workers are aware of such procedures, contributing to a positive and compliant safety culture overall.
- Suitability: Employers who have identified situations where employees work alone without supervision/employees who classify as ‘lone workers’
- Experience: No prerequisite required
- Assessment: Final test
- Teaching method: Online
Lone Worker e-learning – aims/objectives
The Lone Working e-learning course aims to raise awareness of the health and safety issues and best working practices for lone workers, familiarising both employees and employers with their respective legal duties under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974. It provides training and information on the potential hazards and risks that lone workers may face, teaching employers how to determine and implement appropriate control measures. This goes hand in hand with the other key aim of the Lone Working online course, which is to equip lone working employees with the information and understanding they need to reduce the risk of working alone.
Lone Worker e-learning – course structure
Content within the Lone Worker e-learning course has been structured in line with relevant health and safety legislation, ensuring that employers are aware of the risks faced by lone workers and have systems in place that enable employees to communicate, report and respond to any related incidents.
Please note that the Lone Working e-learning course is fully customisable at no extra cost, with organisations able to tailor course content with their own images, videos and presentations to reflect the individual lone working procedures of their organisation.
Lone Worker online training –course outcomes
By the end of the Lone Worker e-learning course, delegates will recognise how to prevent and avoid accidents and emergency situations associated with lone working, such as fire, equipment failure, illness, accidents, slips, trips and falls. Specifically, employers will have a thorough understanding of what exactly constitutes their lone working risk assessment checklist and be confident in the creation, development and implementation of organisational accident reporting procedures. Meanwhile, employees will have a heightened awareness of the lone working procedures that they must adhere to in order to remain safe and compliant.
Who is the Lone Worker e-learning course suitable for?
The Lone Working e-learning course has been designed for both employers and lone working employees, familiarising both parties with their individual responsibilities required of them in order to maintain a safe working environment in the remote/home workspace.
Lone Worker e-learning – course overview
During the Lone Working online course, delegates will cover a host of material relevant to both employers and employees operating as lone workers, including:
- The different risks associated with lone working
- How to identify potential hazards and determine who could potentially be at risk
- How to conduct lone working risk assessments and when to review
- How to develop lone working policies and control procedures
- How to ensure lone working control procedures are adequate
- How to determine if additional control measures are required.
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