Working alone is not against the law. But employers do have a range of legal duties – specified by the Health and Safety Executive and enacted in health and safety legislation – to protect their employees and to consider specific risks for lone workers. Employees who work alone also have responsibilities, to take reasonable care of themselves, be aware of any potential risks and to follow safety procedures in place.
The EssentialSkillz Lone Worker training course has been designed to enable employers who have identified situations where people work alone, whether in the office or remotely, to provide training and information on the potential hazards and risks they may face and how to determine and implement appropriate controls.
The Lone Worker Health and Safety course highlights how to prevent accidents and avoid possible emergency situations – including fire, equipment failure, illness and accidents, and trips, slips and falls – and explains the organisational accident reporting procedures. The course also demonstrates how to assess different risks, how to develop control measures, how to ensure control procedures are adequate and how to determine if additional measures are required.
Like all the EssentialSkillz courses, this Lone Worker training course can be customised to meet your needs, enabling your workforce to understand the specific policies and procedures you have 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.
Main Sections within the course:
- Hazards and Procedures
- Personal Safety
- Final Test