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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 6 sections

  1. 1 Slips, Trips, and Falls
  2. 2 Your Workspace
  3. 3 DSE & Manual Handling
  4. 4 Fire & Electrical Safety
  5. 5 Safety Responsibilities & Procedures
  6. 6 Mental Health
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Slips, Trips, and Falls are some of the most common causes of accidents at work. The measures taken, clothes worn and activities might vary from home. In this section, we will look at the common causes of slips, trips and falls at home and what can be done to help prevent accidents in your home.

A woman sat at her desk from her homeworking station

There are things to consider that are incredibly important when you’re at home, but users might not think of in a shared workspace. In this section we'll help users think about creating boundaries to separate their home and work life, finding the right workspace and creating a productive workstation, and creating strategies to avoid, or address, loneliness and isolation. 

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

In our third section, we will consider the effects that manual handling and DSE can take on your body and the differences between working in a workplace to working at home when using DSE. Staff will learn about their posture, setting up their home workstation, lighting, glare and manual handling in the home to help significantly reduce the chances of any accidents occurring.

Various homeworking spaces

Fire is a hazard that can quickly cause considerable harm. In this section, we'll look at the risk that fire can pose in the home. We'll look at things in employees' homes that are potential fuel sources, the importance of smoke alarms, evacuation in case of a fire and ensuring electrical equipment is being used correctly and not damaged.

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Employers are responsible for staff's health and safety when they work from home and whilst they carry out work-related activities. Employees also have a duty to follow their employer’s safety policies and procedures. In this fifth section, we'll look at what employers should consider for their homeworkers. This includes buddy systems, check-ins, preparing for emergencies, risk assessments, visitors to the home & more.

A man working from home late at night

In this final section, we will look at employees' mental health as they work from home. Users will learn about the importance of a healthy work/life balance and how to create boundaries between the two. The three boundaries we look at are physical, mental, and social. Staff will also learn about the risk of loneliness and isolation and what they can do to maintain connections and avoid loneliness.

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 manual handling around the home
  • Improving posture when using DSE Equipment 
  • Using electrical equipment safely
  • Setting up a workstation with comfort and good posture in mind to avoid injuries
  • Risk assessments (Homeworking Assessment Tool also included)

Other areas covered are home security, mental health, reporting accidents, personal safety, and the importance of maintaining a good work/life balance.

"Between 3 and 14 November 2021, around two-thirds (67%) of working adults in Great Britain reported travelling to work at some point in the past seven days. 3 in 10 working adults (30%) reported working from home at some point in the past seven days" (ONS). 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. 

Includes an online Homeworking Assessment

Our Homeworking Health & Safety Assessment Tool helps simplify Health & Safety for homeworkers and provides a complete online management tool for quick and easy issue resolution. With our training and assessment tool, working towards compliance is simple!

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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

Download and print

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 questions 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

2,281 real user reviews

4.5 out of 5
Very comprehensive

A comprehensive overview of how to work safely and efficientlt, at home or hybrid working.

Bit repetitive

Having completed the general digital screen equipment and fire awareness courses a lot of this was repeated in the health and safety training for homeworkers which may not have been necessary.

Repetition DSE course and speed up

There was quite a lot of repetition with the DSE course.Please can you add an option to speed up the delivery as some other courses offer.

Useful informative course

The course is good at refreshing my memory on things to remember whilst working from home as well as learning some new things. All of the presenters were clear and easy to understand.

Straightforward and informative

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

Good Information and well presented

Good Information and well presented.

Good training exercise

A good training exercise, unsure about the lifting of boxes scenario is needed for home working.

Succinct and useful

I am making changes based on the training, each section was short enough to keep attention

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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