Lone Working and Personal Safety

This course has been specifically designed for lone workers and their managers to raise awareness and offer practical solutions to managing the risks.

With advancements in "mobile technology", Lone Working is a reality for a growing number of workers from a wide variety of sectors.

It makes sense...but could increase risk to staff and organisations.

So what's in the course...

The content of this course reflects the knowledge and skills units within the "Managing Workplace Violence National Occupational Standards" (NOS) and can be used as part of IOSH CPD Development. Our training is delivered by personal safety specialists who hold qualifications and years of experience as both front line practitioners and trainers. 

All of our courses can be tailored to your specific requirements, at no additional cost.

Here are the learning objectives from one of our most popular courses, which combines Lone working and Personal Safety

  • Health and Safety Law and what it means for Lone Working
  • Review you current Lone Working Policy and how it is applied in reality
  • How to identify risk in everyday situations and what to do about them
  • Safety Tips and options for maintaining contact when working alone
  • How an understanding of Verbal and Non-Verbal communication can keep us safer
  • How to dynamically risk assess situations
  • The law around using force to keep yourself and others safe
  • Diffusion and De-escalation techniques
  • Simple but effective Breakaway/ Disengagement techniques

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What our clients say about this course..

Like all of our courses, our Lone Working and Personal Safety course was developed in direct response to the needs of our clients. We are very proud of the amazing feedback we have received and I hope you will take a minute to check out "Our Clients"  page to see what they have said about us.

​Kayleigh: Victim Support Worker

Tamsin: Social Worker

Sarah and Manny: Local Authority

Keith Crampton Learning and Development Manager- North Hertfordshire District Council

Oakwood have proved a great training provider to work with. Terry always strives to understand the organisation and context of the training. His design and delivery very much hit the mark for us resulting in great initial feedback and subsequently behavioural change. In addition Oakwood are flexible and easy to communicate with.

Helen Mather Group Learning and Development Manager - Longhurst Group

Oakwood really understood the issues our staff had in their roles and were able to adapt to this rather than just a generic off the shelf module. All I can say is how pleased I am with the work they have been doing with us, the feedback from staff is not just excellent, but how it adds value to what they are doing.

We feel protecting our staff in their day to day jobs is vital, and as such its vital they are trained effectively, and Oakwood has delivered consistently for us since we have used them, thank you!”

Richard Wade Health and Safety Advisor - Charnwood Borough Council

Charnwood Borough Council recently engaged the services of Oakwood Training to deliver some personal safety training for our frontline Housing Staff. Terry delivered four courses to mixed groups and the feedback from all staff has been excellent. The training was pitched at exactly the right level and we found the course to be interactive, lively and fun. I would highly recommend this training for any of your staff who are required to interact with members of the public during their work activities. It will give them the knowledge and tools required to assess risk and work safely.

Julie Birtwhistle Head of HR- Acclaim Housing

We always get really good feedback from delegates attending training provided by Oakwood and Terry. Their knowledge, style and programme content are a great fit for our organisation and they are always willing to tailor programmes to suit our specific needs. Oakwood keep in touch with delegates post training providing some useful reminders through videos and other information which really adds value to the training they provide and embedding knowledge into everyday working.

Check out "Our Clients" page to see what they have said about us.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

We know that you and your staff will love this course. Remember, we can alter any content to suit your specific needs to ensure you get the most out of your training. If, for whatever reason, you are unhappy with the course, we will give you a full refund.

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