Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) Northern - Lone Worker: Safety For Mobile and Isolated Workers

Lone Worker: Safety For Mobile and Isolated Workers

Gain vital knowledge of how to keep your remote and isolated workers safe
Who’s this course for?

Rather than lone workers themselves, this course is aimed at those who manage them. The content will prove invaluable for managers, supervisors, team leaders, Health & Safety Representatives or anyone who needs to choose the right technology and implement an effective lone-worker solution.

What’s included?

  • What are the risks to your remote and/or isolated staff?
  • Understand the limitations and advantages of technology, especially when it comes to communications: do you choose cellular, radio or satellite? Or a mix? Select the correct hardware based on network and risk
  • How to set up solid internal processes and train workers on the use of the solution
  • Establishing clear, workable escalation instructions and monitoring.

What you’ll learn:

The vulnerabilities and risks associated with working remotely have particular focus in the Health and Safety at Work Act. This includes the requirement for people working alone or in remote locations to have “a system of work that includes effective communication with the worker”. Accordingly, a successful lone-worker solution includes many aspects: risk assessment, understanding network access, internal processes, staff training, individualised response instructions, best fit-for-purpose technology, monitoring and on-going testing.

This workshop gives essential guidance on what to do, what to use and how to use it, from an industry subject-matter expert. It will help you avoid poor implementation and ineffective technology to keep your mobile and isolated workers safe.

After, you’ll be able to…


  • Explain and justify the need for a solution
  • Define and implement a solution appropriate for your workers, with solid internal processes
  • Better understand and evaluate the technology options, including their limitations and advantages
  • Confidently present/discuss the options within your organisation
  • Bring your staff on board for the journey.



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