Health and Safety for Homeworkers

Everyone should have health and safety training. This course is for people who work at home, some, or all of the time. It's to keep you safe while you're at work, when your workplace is your own home.

Key Features & Benefits of this Course

  • Complete the course in under an hour
  • Be safe when working at home
  • End of course test and printable certificate
  • Free trial available

Health and Safety for Homeworkers Course Contents

1. Responsibilities and Legal Requirements

Who is responsible for the safety of people who work at home? Here we answer this question, looking at health and safety policies, risk assessments and the importance of good communication between employer and employee.

2. Hazards and Risks

Here we look at common hazards. We consider the need for basic housekeeping to avoid slips, trips and falls and good awareness to avoid dangers such as fire and electrical hazards. There's a step-by-step guide to good lifting technique. We explain how to set up your chair for good posture - particularly to support your back and how to maintain this good posture when typing.

3. Working at Home

There are some aspects of working at home that will be similar to working on-site and some which will be totally different. This section considers any special provisions which may be needed. We consider how stress and working alone may affect a person and the importance of maintaining a good home-work balance.

4. Safety and Emergency Procedures

Here we look at what to do if things go WRONG, including reporting an accident, first aid and making an emergency call.

 Test & Certificate

This Health and Safety for Homeworkers course concludes with a 10 question multiple choice test with printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training, and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout. As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to re-print certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.


 Reviews More reviews

Comprehensive and informative

By on March 6, 2017
This course covers the whole range of homeworking issues, and provides simple instructions advice and guidance. The only weakness is that it doesn't really go into the risk assessment process, which is rather more complex than the brief glance at a generic document. That said, I speak from a H&S practitioner's viewpoint, so I am more likely to pick up such minor issues.

This was a very comprehensive course.

By on February 6, 2017
This course was very informative, easy to understand and very well explained. The language was very clearly understood both in terms of clarity of pitch and clarity of meaning. It is a totally useful course for all workers. I would definitely encourage other workers to undertake it both for interest sake and personal safety and protection.


By on September 27, 2016
A very informative course and easily understood.