With the most recent working from home guidance and Omicron cases still on the rise, much of the UK workforce has now returned to remote working and many employers will once again be considering how they can best support their remote employees.
Keeping employees safe should be at the forefront of employers' minds at all times, and that is no different when it comes to managing a remote workforce.
As an employer, you have the same health and safety responsibilities for people working at home as for any other worker
This is why we have updated our Health & Safety Training for Homeworkers, which offers guidance to staying safe as a homeworker and covers a wide range of topics that are vital for anyone who is considering or already does work from home.
Despite its many benefits, there are risks associated with homeworking. In fact, every year, around 2.7 million people visit A&E after an accident at home. Our course is broken down into 6 sections:
- Slips, Trips, and Falls
- Your Workspace
- DSE & Manual Handling
- Fire & Electrical Safety
- Safety Responsibilities & Procedures
- Mental Health
These sections will help raise awareness of the hazards employees face, it’s the first step towards helping them prepare their home for work, and helping to significantly reduce the chances of accidents occurring.
This CPD Accredited course also comes with a free Homeworking Assessment Tool that allows users to self-assess potential risks with working from home, allowing employers to easily resolve any issues.
All clients with the original version of our Health & Safety Training for Homeworkers have been automatically migrated over to the updated version (including all previous assessment and test results). If you're a client who doesn’t currently have access to the course but are interested in adding the course to your account, please speak to your account manager.
You can claim a free, no-obligation trial to the course today, or ask us for a demo of our assessment tool. Alternatively, you can request a quote and a member of our team will get in touch with a bespoke quote for your organisation.