Tracing Systems: Ensure you can get help, and that someone can locate you, if an incident of violence / emergency occurs
Preparation: For your tasks / visits.
Dynamic Risk Assessment: Looks at important assessments to make about the situations you are entering when working alone. These include:
a. The Person (s) you are going to be with.
b. The Place (s) you will be working / travelling in.
c. The Purpose of your Visit / Task.
Proceed with care: Here communication skills, knowing how to spot the signs of escalating conflict, and how to de-escalate conflict, give great enhancements to your personal safety.
Practiced Exit: How do you know when something is going wrong? Have you practiced your exit? Can you get help and remove yourself in a prompt and effective manner?
In the next article we will be taking a closer look at each of the model’s segments and stages. We will build on this overview with examples and explanations to give a more thorough understanding of what each segment is all about. Most importantly we will illustrate how it relates to the actual performance of unaccompanied field and visiting type work and all forms of working alone.