Lone Working Safety in the Home

13m of CPD
An Australian report found that 69% of home care workers have felt unsafe in a client’s home. Furthermore, 45% have been injured at work, and 60% have experienced workplace abuse. In order to stay safe while working, it is essential to be aware of potential risks and appropriately manage difficult and dangerous situations. Although you have a duty of care to your clients, you also have a duty of care to yourself.

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As a home care worker, you will often find yourself alone in diverse and unpredictable environments. Home care presents a unique set of challenges and risks, ranging from hazards in the client’s home to car accidents while travelling between work locations.


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Rebecca Balmforth
15 May 2022
Registered Nurse
It was quick and concise.
Sie Koo
31 Aug 2023
Good course
04 Sep 2023
The topic is very interesting
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Sharon langshaw
30 Jan 2021
A very comprehensive list of things to be aware of while working in the clients home
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Thi Tran
12 Nov 2022
Sam Lush
26 Jul 2021
Very helpful
Linda Scales
08 Jul 2021
Amber Chaseling
30 May 2022
Excellent overview of safety when working alone in home care.
Lisa Vida
22 Nov 2023
Great information
Vicky Cherrier
30 Jun 2022
Health Care Worker
I found this to be very interesting and easy to follow.
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