Key Safety Tips for Lone Workers

Our training - either eLearning or face to face training covers all aspects of working alone. We encourage learners to relate the information to their own situation and place of work, so they create their own prevention and safety strategies to reduce the risks they face.

Contact us for more information on our lone worker eLearning module, that sits alongside our core conflict management and personal safety awareness programme and for details about conflict management, assault avoidance and disengagement training.



Travel Risks

At the Premises


  • Consider type of lone working e.g. location, activity, travel vulnerabilities


  • Gather information on the person you will be meeting  and the location


  • Tracking – if using a device make sure you know how to use it, that it is fully charged and know the response procedures.




  • Reduce likelihood of being seen as a target and minimise opportunity for crime
  • Make sure vehicle is well maintained, has sufficient fuel for the journey, plan your route, consider parking options at location
  • If using public transport, only carry what you need, plan the journey, buy tickets in advance if possible, try to sit with others.

  • On a train, read a book to look busy and reduce opportunity for others to engage, make a phone call and keep on the line until the next stop. 



  • Assess potential risks at the entrance e.g. barking dogs, lots of people, loud voices
  • Have ID ready and set tracking system

  • Check before entering that the person you are due to see is in. Don't enter and then ask. 
  • Enter only if comfortable, be     aware of security arrangements
  • Note layout of the building and exit route, plan exit strategy in case needed.