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Lone Workers (Healthcare)

By: Espirita
Duration: 30 minutes
Price: £5
(25% charity discount applies)

If you are an outreach worker, community carer or someone who works night shifts in hospitals, which may include nurses, doctors, porters, cleaners or security staff, you can often find yourself working alone. This can make you more vulnerable in instances such as aggression from the public, manual handling scenarios or even basic provision of hygiene and welfare facilities.

This Lone Workers (Healthcare) course, developed by industry training professionals, Espirita, familiarises learners with legislation and information that has been formulated to protect people who work on their own in a healthcare setting. The course explores health and safety principles including what your employer should be doing to keep you safe at work, as well as handling of hazardous substances and when you should record or report incidents. It also provides practical pointers on managing aggression or violence from members of the public and looks at how to recognise and manage stress, which can result from working alone with little or no supervision.

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After completing the course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify your employer’s responsibilities in the workplace to keep you and others safe
  • Understand about the handling of hazardous substances
  • Know when it is appropriate to record or report accidents, incidents and near misses
  • Identify what individuals and employers can do to keep lone workers safe
  • Understand how best to manage violence and aggression
  • Understand how to recognise work related stress


Topics explored in this course, Lone Workers (Healthcare):

  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Employer & employee duties
  • Legislation
  • The workplace
  • Healthcare hazards
  • Safety signs and signals
  • Who are lone workers
  • Procedures
  • Occupational driving
  • Managing violence & aggression
  • Assessing risks
  • Recognising and managing stress

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