Lone and Remote Workers – Refresher

Lone and Remote Workers – Refresher

ETD’s lone worker online training delves into the risks many employees face when working alone. 

If you took the Lone and Remote Workers (Personal Security) Course within the last 3 years, it’s time to go over the basics in this refresher course. You’ll explore the situations in which you may find yourself vulnerable and how to conduct a lone worker risk assessment. You’ll also take advice on how to reduce the risk and frequency of these situations and learn valuable risk-mitigation techniques. The Lone and Remote Workers Refresher Course covers the following.

Journey Preparation

  • Planning your journey and itinerary
  • Ensuring colleagues can contact you easily
  • Checking devices are in good working order
  • Vehicle checks
  • Items not to keep in your car
  • What to do if you think someone is following you
  • Escalation process

Arrival at Your Location

  • Safe parking tips
  • Risks to be aware of when parking
  • How to draw attention to yourself if you are afraid to get out of your vehicle
  • What to do with valuables when you arrive

Using Public Transport

  • Valuables and public transport
  • Avoiding using devices on public transport
  • Planning your route
  • Sitting near other passengers
  • Keeping an attack alarm
  • Pre-booking tickets

Test & Certification

Many companies employ staff who work remotely or alone as part of their day-to-day work, especially now the pandemic has redefined working cultures. This lone worker online training will show you how to stay safe while you work alone or remotely.

At the end of the online lone remote worker course, you will be given a 20-question, multiple-choice test. The required pass rate is 85%. You will be able to download and print a digital certificate on completion of the course. A course certificate is 12 months for this annual refresher.


The course will take approximately 16 minutes to complete, excluding the final exam.