Recognising and Safeguarding Lone Working Situations Training Course (Level 3)

Course Overview

Lone working is something which effects every person, every role and every workplace and is a broad term which considers situations when professionals may be isolated from colleagues, leading to an increase in vulnerability and risk.

This training course broadens out the term lone working to consider the wider range of situations and risks associated with a physical place of work and also when working in communities without supervision, including ‘out of hours’ tasks, being in unfamiliar locations and encountering unknown people.

This training course considers ways of reducing risk by ensuring that all colleagues are traceable and accountable at all times and discusses ways of encouraging colleagues to identify with lone working risks, act accordingly and recognise their own limitations. This is a Level 3 accredited course.

Course Aims

  • Understand what lone working is
  • Understand lone working related legislation
  • Understand lone working tasks and environments
  • Understand ways of risk assessing lone working tasks and environments
  • Understand ways to be traceable and accountable
  • Understand lone working policy and procedure
  • Understand the importance of reporting concerns, incidents and debriefing

Course Objectives

  1. Describe what is meant by the term ‘lone working’
  2. Define and evaluate the definition of a lone working as identified by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
  3. Define the term flexible working conditions and provide examples of types of roles which include flexible working conditions
  4. Describe reasons why people may consider themselves to be 'low risk' in terms of lone working
  5. Define the piece of legislation which relates to employment health and safety
  6. Analyse different health and safety regulations which relate to lone working tasks and environments
  7. Explain how the Data Protection Act (1995) relates to lone working tasks
  8. Describe different types of lone working tasks and lone working environments
  9. Compare the different lone working responsibilities of employers and employees
  10. Explain the difference between an accident, incident and near miss, giving examples of each
  11. Describe the difference between a written risk assessment and a dynamic risk assessment
  12. Define factors which can influence dynamic risk assessing
  13. Explain the components of a P.E.T lone working risk assessment
  14. Define the meaning of the terms 'traceable' and 'accountable'
  15. Explain the different stages of ensuring that you remain traceable and accountable at all times
  16. Explain the different components of a lone working policy and procedure
  17. Describe ways of ensuring that a lone working policy is implemented as part of good working practices
  18. Explain why reporting of lone working concerns and incidents is important
  19. Define the meaning of 'debriefing'
  20. Define different ways of debriefing
  21. Explain and evaluate the effects of incident debriefing


The course content are accredited by the Open College Network (OCN) Credit4Learning as a Level 3 course.


Each learner completing this course will receive an accredited Level 3 certificate of learning.

Links to QCF Units

This Lone Working training course is designed to meet the standards outlined in the new Children’s Homes (England) Regulations which were introduced on 1st April 2015 and can contribute to outcomes of QCF units including the National Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce. This course is also relevant to professionals working in the adult sector.


This Lone Working training course is designed for professionals working with children and young people including support teams, education professionals and foster carers. This course is also suitable for professionals supporting adults.


This Lone Working training course is available as in-house training at a venue of your own choice throughout the UK.

Training Course Duration

1 Day (please contact us if you require training which runs to a different timescale).

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