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Lone Worker Training

The UK Government Health & Safety Executive (HSE) defines a Lone Worker as:

Lone workers are those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision, for example:

In fixed establishments:

As mobile workers working away from their fixed base:

Why is training particularly important for lone workers?

Training is particularly important where there is limited supervision to control, guide and help in uncertain situations.
Training may also be crucial in enabling people to cope in unexpected circumstances and with potential exposure to violence and aggression.

It was delightful, loved the practical nature of the day and learned so muchLone workers are unable to ask more experienced colleagues for help, so extra training may be appropriate. They need to be sufficiently experienced and fully understand the risks and precautions involved in their work and the location that they work in.
Employers should set the limits to what can and cannot be done while working alone. They should ensure workers are competent to deal with the requirements of the job and are able to recognise when to seek advice from elsewhere.

For more information, or to book a Lone Worker Training Seminar, please contact us on 01279 419427, or email from our contact page.

Employees Who Benefit from Lone Worker Training

  • Social Workers
  • Benefit Officers
  • GP's, Nurses & Midwives
  • Housing Officers
  • Care Home Workers
  • Assisted Care Wardens
  • Mental Health Workers
  • Hostel Workers
  • Hotel Staff
  • Environmental Health Officers
  • Planning Enforcement Officers
  • Food Safety Officers
  • Maintenance Workers
  • Rent Control Officers
  • Community Workers
  • Leisure & Sport Centre Staff
  • Transport Workers - Truck, Taxi & Bus Drivers
  • Retail Staff
  • Service Industry Workers
  • Charity Fundraisers
  • Professionals: Surveyors, Architects, Lawyers
  • Teachers, Lecturers & Teaching Assistants
  • Public Interface Workers - Receptionists, Interviewers, Public Service Workers, Hotel Reception Staff
  • Workers Who Handle Cash
  • Young People Leaving School
  • Workers who Travel Alone or stay in Hotels
  • Home Workers
  • Facilities Management Staff
  • Managers with Responsibility for Lone Workers


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