DS Safe and Effective Lone Working in Health and Social Care

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DS Safe and Effective Lone Working in Health and Social Care

Online Course

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Introduction to Lone Working

  • Definition and scope
  • Importance of lone working safety in health and social care

Legislation and Legal Responsibilities

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Employers’ and employees’ responsibilities

Risk Assessment and Management

  • Identifying lone working risks
  • Conducting and documenting risk assessments
  • Implementing risk control measures

Safety Measures and Best Practices

  • Personal safety strategies
  • Use of technology and devices for lone workers
  • Regular check-ins and reporting procedures

Communication and Support

  • Maintaining communication channels
  • Using communication tools effectively
  • Support networks and resources

Emergency Procedures

  • Developing emergency response plans
  • First aid and medical emergencies
  • Reporting and documenting incidents

Dealing with Challenging Situations

  • Conflict resolution techniques
  • Managing aggression and violence
  • De-escalation strategies


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