Lone working

Online course

£15.00 + VAT

An International Workplace course to assist employers, managers and individuals in managing the risks of lone working

Lone working is a fundamental or incidental part of a wide variety of roles and occupations. Whether working in isolation regularly, or infrequently, what are the hazards associated with working alone in conjunction with an individual’s role and environment, and when might working alone be too hazardous for consideration?  

This online course explores the hazards and risks associated with working alone and the additional controls an organisation should consider in order to promote safe lone working.

Lone Working is a 30 to 40 minute introductory level eLearning course designed to introduce organisations and individuals to the considerations of lone working, as governed by the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. 

Series title: Health and safety induction
Course creation date: 22 June 2016
Course unique reference number: 1e88935e-1729-467a-bfa9-ddd125f22de0
Version number: 1.0
Language: English
Country/Region: UK
Format: HTML 5
Interoperability: SCORM 1.2 compatible
Browser compatibility: multi-browser supported
Hardware compatibility: responsive, works on smartphones, tablets, laptops and PCs

At the end of the course you will have an awareness of:

  • The meaning of lone working
  • The laws that apply to lone working situations
  • Employers’ and employees’ duties
  • The impact if someone has an accident while working alone
  • The factors that might increase the level of risk
  • The responsibilities of employers, managers and individuals to manage the risks of lone working
  • How risk assessment applies to lone working
  • How to manage the risks of lone working

Licensing options

Single user licence

Book now and start studying online in minutes through the International Workplace learning platform. Order online and save 10%.
  • Instant access, 30-40 mins study time.
  • Study when you like, where you like, through our online International Workplace Academy.
  • Gain a certificate on successful completion of the course.

Multi-user licence

Businesses can save money with discounted rates for multiple learners, or buy access to this course as part of a subscription to the Health and safety induction series.

For smooth eLearning delivery with real-time tracking and powerful reporting, you can run this course on SELMA, our cloud-based learning platform, for an unlimited number of learners. 

If you already have your own learning management system (LMS), this course is SCORM 1.2 conformant so you can plug and play this and all our other eLearning course into your existing system with no problems.

Next steps

Book online now, or to arrange a demonstration, call us on +44 (0)333 210 1995 or email our course advisors.


On successful completion of this course, delegates will receive an International Workplace certificate

Entry requirements

This course has no formal entry requirements.

Unit 1: Course introduction

  • Aims and learning outcomes

Unit 2: What is lone working?

  • The various types of job that can involve lone working
  • The various situations that can be defined as lone working
  • The dangers that may be posed by working alone
  • The duties of employers and employees in response to the requirements of health and safety legislation relevant to lone working

Unit 3: The risks of lone working

  • The numerous factors that influence the risk of lone working
  • The increased impact of accidents and incidents in lone working situations

Unit 4: Controlling the risks of lone working

  • The responsibilities of employers, managers and individuals to manage the risks of lone working
  • How to apply control measures
  • What individuals can do if a lone working situation might be unsafe

Unit 5: Course assessment

  • Ten-question multiple-choice online assessment
  • SCORM conformant.
  • Compatible with Internet Explorer 9 and above, Chrome and Safari web browsers.
  • Responsive design suitable for desktop PCs, laptops and iPads