When placing hazards into one of the four major categories – Physical, Chemical, Biological, and Psychological – it’s difficult to know where exactly ‘working alone’ fits into the mix. For example, if you have a heavy object to move, working alone could be a physical hazard. If lack of social contact makes you anxious, or being alone in a store makes you fearful, then it’s more of a psychological hazard.
Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
- Define what ‘working alone’ means under OHS guidelines,
- Describe how working alone can be hazardous,
- Identify the relevant OHS legislation as it applies to working alone,
- Perform a job hazard assessment,
- Identify the 5 most ‘at risk’ working alone job categories,
- List safety best practices for 5 most ‘at risk’ working alone job categories,
- Identify general hazard controls for working alone,
- List the elements of an effective communication and check-in procedure,
- List several robbery prevention tips,
- List the DOs and DON’Ts of minimizing risk during a robbery, and
- Access several resources for further information, best practices checklists and training courses.
This is a one-hour online course.