Covered in this course

Course contents

This training course is broken down into 4 sections

  1. 1 Responsibilities and Legal Requirements
  2. 2 Hazards and Risks
  3. 3 Working at Home
  4. 4 Safety and Emergency Procedures
A woman working on her laptop at home - Health and Safety Training for Homeworkers
Image of employer and employee to highlight that both parties have responsibilities

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.

Although much of the responsibility is down to the employee, employers have legal obligations to fulfill. 

Section 2 of our Health and Safety training for homeworkers looks at common hazards

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. 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. 

Homeworker moving dangerous substances out of a box as part of our health and safety training for homeworkers

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.

Homeworker looking very distressed - In section 4 we look at what to do when things go wrong

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

About this course

This Health and Safety Training for Homeworkers programme has been designed to provide a good grounding in general health and safety.

It's for anyone who works at home, whether it's all of the time or some of the time.

It looks at important areas of safety, INCLUDING (and MUCH MORE):

  • Avoiding slips, trips and falls
  • Fire safety awareness
  • Promoting good lifting technique
  • Using electrical equipment safely
  • Setting up an office area with comfort and good posture in mind to avoid problems such as bad backs

Other areas covered are home security, work confidentiality, first aid, personal safety and the importance of maintaining a good home-work balance.

Just over 4 million people in the UK class themselves as homeworkers, that amounts to around 14% of the total workforce. Our Health and Safety Training for Homeworkers makes sure that both employees and employers understand their responsibilities.

This eLearning course only provides awareness education. Face to face training would be needed in addition in order to complete all-round skills and knowledge to be able to carry this forward practically in your organisation. 

Zoe Phillips, a presenter of Health and Safety Training for Homeworkers

Presented by

Zoe Phillips

The importance of Health and Safety Training for Homeworkers

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Homeworker's Health & Safety certificate

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Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Health and Safety Training for Homeworkers course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a 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 reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Health and Safety Training for Homeworkers Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

Health & Safety for Homeworkers Certificate

585 real user reviews

4.6 out of 5
A bit simplistic and patronising

Well presented and vocalised. Graphics were good, but a simple (but important) subject was overly long and meant that concentration could slip.

It is long course.

This course highlighted a lot of what you already know. there a few good advice to follow.

Excellent course

Very easy to follow and very informative

Very informative and easy to follow.

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Useful and practical

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

A clear and concise course.

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars


Very repetitive with other modules. Would help to have a list of employer responsibilities and employee responsibilities in one place re home working

Too many seperate videos

It would be better if the video clips were condensed into, maybe, half the amount, especially the ones that only last a few seconds.

Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

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. 

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