Lone Working Out of the Workplace - Lone Worker Training

Type Health & Safety Languages 28 Languages Duration 35 minutes

Lone Working Out of the Workplace is designed to ensure the day-to-day safety of lone workers. It includes forward planning as well as learning the ways to recognise and defuse aggression.


Our CPD and RoSPA approved Lone Workers Training is a concise health & safety guide that helps professionals to increase their everyday safety when working alone or away from a fixed workspace. The course covers planning, diffusion tactics and Buddy Systems.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn about buddy systems and how to leverage them within the workplace
  • Practice route planning so that you arrive and return safely.
  • Develop the ability to stay in control of intense situations which might involve aggression.

Course Structure

This training course is broken down into 4 sections.

  1. What is Personal Safety?

  2. Practical Planning

  3. Staying in control

  4. Buddy Systems

Course Overview

This health and safety programme can be used to increase personal safety during a working day, especially for those who work alone, or away from a fixed workplace without any co-workers.

Personal safety at work concerns everyone in the workplace, but lone workers are at greater risk of experiencing violence and aggression.

This course provides a solid grounding in appropriate measures to ensure personal safety. You will learn the various techniques to increase your situational awareness, so that you can recognise important behavioural patterns of those around you. By adding effective preparation techniques into your daily routine, you can devise strategies to avoid threatening situations. Lone Working Out the Workplace Training also helps to improve your response if things go wrong, through the use of buddy and tracing systems.

If you are a lone worker in a fixed place at work, you might find our Lone Working IN the Workplace Training more relevant.

This eLearning course only provides awareness education. Face to face training is also a requirement to be fully equipped with the practical skills and knowledge to carry this forward in your organisation.

Available in 28 languages


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Why is Lone Working Out of the Workplace Training important?

It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

The relevant legislation that applies to Lone Workers would be The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, which places a duty of care on employers to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their employees when at work. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 state that employers must make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks their workers are exposed to:

Lone Working Out of the Workplace Training certificate

All of our courses end with a multiple-choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

Lone Working Out of the Workplace Training concludes with a 20-question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, short in-course questionnaires will guide you through the sections of the training, which are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System). This can be accessed at any time to reprint certificates, check & set pass marks, and serve as proof of commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Lone Working Out of the Workplace Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note, if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS, then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these yourself in your host LMS.

Employers have a duty to assess risks to lone workers and take steps to avoid or control risks where necessary Working Alone: Health and Safety Guidance on the Risks of Lone Working (HSE)

For more practical guidance around Health and Safety principles for Lone Workers, see the HSE Publication Working Alone: Health and Safety Guidance on the Risks of Lone Working.

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