Lone Working Online Training

This Lone Working Online Training course covers:

  • What lone working is and the associated health and safety risks.
  • The responsibilities of the lone worker and the employer for lone worker safety.
  • Safety practices and procedures when a lone worker is travelling, working at a fixed-site, homeworking, or visiting a home or commercial site.

Fully customisable by you, at no extra cost.

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Course Introduction

Lone workers are employees, contractors or the self-employed who work by themselves without close or direct supervision. Working alone is not against the law, but employers have a legal duty to make sure lone workers are not more at risk than other employees who do not work alone.

This Lone Working Online Training course takes on average 30 minutes to complete.

Course Content

All workers are exposed to some risk (eg accidents, illnesses or violent situations), but the potential for harm is greater for lone workers because they won’t receive immediate assistance from colleagues or the emergency services.

In the EssentialSkillz Lone Working course, lone workers will learn about their own and their employer’s responsibilities towards health and safety. The course highlights what dangers lone workers might face and what they can do to keep themselves safe as well as other people affected by their work. This is relevant to lone workers whether they work:

  • In an office separated from others
  • In a remote or isolated location
  • At home, or
  • Away from base

By understanding what risks lone workers might face, they can help prevent accidents and avoid possible emergency situations.

Like all the EssentialSkillz courses, this Lone Working eLearning course can be customised to meet your needs, enabling your workforce to understand the specific policies and procedures developed for your organisation. A designated course administrator can edit the text and images within the course, and link to organisation-specific documentation, all at no extra cost.

Key features

All our courses provide technically accurate training which keeps your organisation in line with best practice. We include the latest techniques in learning which ensure learners are engaged throughout. Our courses are also:

Fully customisable by you

Add your own scripts, images, videos, presentations and interactions – with no coding experience required. Use our suite of templates to make our courses your own, delivering highly relevant training to your organisation at no extra cost.

Integrate with your LMS

You can deploy this course using our compliance platform. Alternatively, you can deliver this course, with all its key features, directly from your third-party LMS.


Our Lone Working course can integrate with JAWS ® a widely available text-to-speech integration to help visually impaired users engage with the same, unabridged and high-quality compliance training as their colleagues.


On successful completion, learners receive a personalised certificate which includes the learner’s name, score and date of completion. Certificates can be viewed, downloaded and printed off at any time to serve as a record of compliance.


Our Lone Working Online Training course is RoSPA approved and IIRSM certified. This ensures that our courses adhere to the highest standard of training and will provide a practical and meaningful learning experience to our customers.

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Why is this course important for compliance?

  • Lone Working training forms an essential part of compliance training as it ensures that your organisation complies with its legal obligations and requirements.
  • The Lone Working training has been designed to familiarise lone workers with their duties under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

Add your own questions

Create your own question and answer bank to test your users on the key information that they need to know to be fully compliant. Set core questions to appear in the test section that users are required to pass so that crucial learning points are reinforced.

Randomise test questions

Generate 10 random questions from a bank of 20 to test your user’s retention and understanding of key content.

Set the pass mark

As training administrator, you can configure the passing score that users need to complete the course. Set your own grade boundaries to ensure your training complies with the standards set out by your organisation.

Who should take this course?

The audience for this course is a professional, in any type of organisation, that routinely works alone as part of their work duties.

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