This is a classroom-based 1-day SCS-certified course in working alone training. It is available from SCS when requested to suit your schedule, with a minimum of 5 student enrollments required.

Does your organization have workers who work alone, without supervision or coworkers who can respond in an emergency? If so, are they and your management trained to handle the unique hazards working alone can pose? This course from SCS is designed to present you with tested, tried, and true practices to enhance safety for workers who must work alone.

Course Content

This one-day course focuses on the needs of the worker for security and safety, and the needs of the organization to protect its workers. Course topics include the following:

  • Working alone policy
  • Occupational health and safety regulations
  • Provincial safety regulations, working alone section
  • Hazard assessment
  • Employees who perform hazardous work
  • Review of records and past incidents
  • Inspection and analysis of worksite
  • Check-in system

You will learn how to design and implement appropriate polices for solitary and isolated workers. This will include a study of the laws and regulations that govern when a worker may work alone and under what conditions, as well as the provincial regulations specific to workers who are isolated.

The course also covers how to perform a hazard assessment for workers who must work in isolation as well as special precautions for workers performing hazardous duties while alone.

You will learn what information prior records can provide concerning the hazards of working alone and how to examine a workplace for the unique hazards that may be posed for workers who are alone. You’ll also cover what systems are used to protect and monitor solitary workers, and how they are implemented to protect employees.

Prerequisites and PPE

You don’t need to complete any other courses or have any prior experience to enroll in this course. You also don’t need to bring along any personal protective equipment (PPE).

Note: All courses require you to have government-issued photo ID.