Introduction to Personal Safety for Lone Workers

IIRSM Approved

Course Description
Every day, thousands of people are exposed to situations where they are left alone in work premises, when visiting members of the public during their working day, or working from home. There are many risks associated with working in isolation, without the support of colleagues. These risks can include accidents and violence. This course acts as an introduction to personal safety for lone workers and applies to those that work alone within business premises, mobile workers and homeworkers. It covers the legal responsibilities of both employers and employees, some of the common security precautions that can be implemented, practical steps you can take to avoid conflict in lone worker situations and other elements that can contribute to lone worker safety.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at anyone who works alone or manages people that work alone. Advantages IIRSM approval means that this course meets the rigorous standards of this leading industry body.

One of the key points of this course is intended to teach the risks to health and Safety posed by lone workers. By knowing what the law requires of employers and employees in regards to lone working will ensure that the appropriate control measures that can be implemented to keep lone workers safe from harm. Online training is flexible, efficient and cost-effective, so candidates can progress through the modules at their own pace, in their own time, making it easy to fit the training around their work and personal life.

Course Cost: £20 per licence

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Further Progression
Our Workplace Health and Safety and Working Safely courses are great induction courses in relation to health and safety as they cover a wide range of topics in more detail and have been designed to complement this course. For anyone who uses a laptop, tablet, smartphone, CNC control pad or a portable diagnostic screen for a significant part of their normal work, our Display Screen Equipment Awareness course would be a useful course and anyone who is required to complete a risk assessment, our Introduction to Risk Assessment course would be a great next step.


  • Lone Worker Personal Safety: The Basics
  • The Law: Responsibilities
  • Assessing the Risks
  • Personal Safety Solutions
  • Practical Tips to Avoid Conflict
  • Reporting and Recording Incidents

Duration: 45 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).