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Lone Working and Personal Safety within Housing

Subject categories: General Health and Social Care, Housing

Course overview

This course has been developed for those working in the housing sector to raise awareness of the importance of personal safety for lone workers. Learners will be able to identify areas of risk and look at practical solutions to avoid or minimise risk within their own working environment.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
HSE case studies, group discussions, small group activities, hazard identification games and completion of a personal action plan.
This course has been developed and mapped to:
The Care Certificate Standard 13
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
HSE Guidance on the Risks of Lone Working
And the following QCF units:
Contribute to Health and Safety in Health and Social Care
Promote and implement Health and Safety in Health and Social Care

Course content

Lone working
Company policies and procedures
Principles of risk assessment
Working safely in other people's homes
Personal action planning
Communication systems
Dealing with violent and aggressive incidents
Reporting & recording procedures
Post incident support

Learning outcomes

State own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to Health and Safety in the work setting
List the uses of risk assessments in relation to Health and Safety
Identify what security measures can be implemented in their work setting


3 hours

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