Lone Worker Training

For more information on our Security Courses please call 0800 772 3099 or email us via our contact page.

Lone Worker Training

So many people now work on their own. As employers we have a duty of care to ensure our staff have the skills and knowledge to reduce the risks associated with lone working. This course is suitable for a large verity of workers ranging from NHS staff, probation staff, retail staff to lorry drivers. There was a shocking 70,555 NHS staff were assaulted in 2015-16, according to NHS Protect figures. This is up 4% on the previous year and these statistics are from just one employer. Lone working safety devises are a great safety tool and are highly recommended however they do not stop staff being assaulted. Our half day Lone Worker training is designed to give your staff the knowledge and confidence to be situationally  aware of their surroundings when working alone. Our lone worker training will reduce the potential for assault happening. This course can be combined with Self Defence/Personal Safety course making it a full day course ensuring that your employees stay as safe as possible. This course will help you ensure you meet your legal responsibilities as an employer. The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 states:

(2)Without prejudice to the generality of an employer’s duty under the preceding subsection, the matters to which that duty extends include in particular—

(c)the provision of such information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety at work of his employees;

 

Course objectives:

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand why situational awareness is so important.
  • Tips on how to keep safe when lone working.
  • Know the importance of de-escalation.
  • Demonstrate de-escalation techniques.
  • Use communication skills effectively.
  • Recognise the signs of aggression.
  • Know what employers’ and employees responsibilities are with lone working.
  • Consider risks – the factors that should be considered when thinking about personal safety.
  • Know how to handle confrontational situations.
For more information on our Security Courses please call 0800 772 3099 or email us via our contact page.