Health and Safety Training for Homeworkers

Everyone should have health and safety training, regardless of if they work in a fixed place of work or they work from home. 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
  • 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
  • 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.

 Health & Safety for Homeworkers Certificate

This Health and Safety Training -  Basics & Essentials course concludes with a 10 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 certificate include?

Your Health & Safety for Homeworkers Certificate includes your namecompany name (if applicable), name of course takenpass percentagecompletion dateexpiry date and all relevant approvals.

 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. 

 Reviews More reviews

Convenient and simple to use

By on November 20, 2017
Easy to follow examples, and having the transcript meant I could run through it more quickly than just watching the slides

Easy to understand

By on November 1, 2017
No summary provided.

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.