Lone Working and Personal Safety

Lone working is a reality for a growing number of workers, but without suitable measures could increase risk. Specifically designed for lone workers and their managers, this course raises awareness and offers practical solutions to managing risk.

So what's in the course...

We've aligned the course content to the "Managing Workplace Violence National Occupational Standards" (NOS) and this course can be used as part of IOSH CPD development. We can even tailor content  to your specific requirements, at no additional cost.

Here are the learning objectives from one of our most popular courses:

  • 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

Here's what some of our clients have to say about us

​Kayleigh: Victim Support Worker

Tamsin: Social Worker

Sarah and Manny: Local Authority

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Mark Hills CEO, YMCA
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Helen Mather Group Learning and Development Manager, Longhurst Group
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John Chambers Learning and Development Manager, Northampton Partnership Homes
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Jason Hodges Health and Safety Manager, Tamworth Borough Council and Lichfield District Council
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Danielle Murray Learning and Development Advisor, The Children's Society

CEO, YMCA

Oakwood spoke with my Team Managers when designing bespoke courses to suit our organisation’s specific needs at no extra cost. The courses were excellent and extremely well received by staff.

Group Learning and Development Manager, Longhurst Group

Oakwood deliver both Mental Health and Personal Safety courses for us. They really understand the issues our staff have 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 since 2016. The feedback from staff is not just excellent, but how it adds value to what they are doing.

Learning and Development Manager, Northampton Partnership Homes

Oakwood are easy to work with, right from initial conversations about course content through to potential dates through to arriving and delivering through to providing post course data. Everyone I have dealt with at Oakwood has been approachable, professional, flexible and personable - nothing has been too much trouble. They delivered Lone Working and Personal Safety courses that were well received by all those who attended.

Health and Safety Manager, Tamworth Borough Council and Lichfield District Council

Oakwood Training provide brilliant and engaging trainers. The courses are designed so that the delegate is fully involved with lots of group activities and discussion, a great way to learn. It's easy booking courses with the admin team, nothing is too much trouble and courses can be tweaked to suit the group’s needs. The training style is very enjoyable and engaging, I would 100% recommend Oakwood Training.

Learning and Development Advisor, The Children's Society

The trainer was really engaging and approachable. I loved the personal experience and knowledge they had.

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John Chambers Learning and Development Manager, Northampton Partnership Homes

Learning and Development Manager, Northampton Partnership Homes

Oakwood are easy to work with, right from initial conversations about course content through to potential dates through to arriving and delivering through to providing post course data. Everyone I have dealt with at Oakwood has been approachable, professional, flexible and personable - nothing has been too much trouble. They delivered Lone Working and Personal Safety courses that were well received by all those who attended.

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Mark Hills CEO, YMCA

CEO, YMCA

Oakwood spoke with my Team Managers when designing bespoke courses to suit our organisation’s specific needs at no extra cost. The courses were excellent and extremely well received by staff.

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Jason Hodges Health and Safety Manager, Tamworth Borough Council and Lichfield District Council

Health and Safety Manager, Tamworth Borough Council and Lichfield District Council

Oakwood Training provide brilliant and engaging trainers. The courses are designed so that the delegate is fully involved with lots of group activities and discussion, a great way to learn. It's easy booking courses with the admin team, nothing is too much trouble and courses can be tweaked to suit the group’s needs. The training style is very enjoyable and engaging, I would 100% recommend Oakwood Training.

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Danielle Murray Learning and Development Advisor, The Children's Society

Learning and Development Advisor, The Children's Society

The trainer was really engaging and approachable. I loved the personal experience and knowledge they had.

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Helen Mather Group Learning and Development Manager, Longhurst Group

Group Learning and Development Manager, Longhurst Group

Oakwood deliver both Mental Health and Personal Safety courses for us. They really understand the issues our staff have 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 since 2016. The feedback from staff is not just excellent, but how it adds value to what they are doing.