Key Features & Benefits of this Course
- Complete the course in under an hour
- CPD approved
- Be safe when working at home
- End of course test and printable certificate
- Teaches both employers and employees of their responsibilities
- Free trial available
- In need of a refresher course? Just let us know
- Show commitment towards current legislation
Health and Safety Training 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.
Health and Safety Myth: Responsibility is entirely down to the employee if they are working from home.
Although much of the responsibility is down to the employee, employers have legal obligations to fulfill.
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.
Other risks for homeworkers include:
- Working with VDUs
- Not taking breaks
- Working in isolation
- Risks to other family members
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 Training 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.
Legislation relating to homeworkers health and safety
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
Although homeworkers do not travel to a fixed place of work, The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 must be applied to homeworkers to ensure their safety.
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations or MHSWR requires employers to carry out risk assessments of a homeworkers environment, this should identify any risks and allow the employer to control them.