Health & Safety For Home Workers

CPD Approved RoSPA Approved
Health and Safety for Home Workers
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£30 +VAT

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Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

Data published by the Office for National Statistics shows that 28% of working adults reported both working from home and travelling to work between September 2022 to January 2023. With the home being the most common location for an accident to happen, it's essential that home working employees are able to carry out their work activities safely. They must understand the health and safety hazards in their homes and know what controls are needed to manage them effectively.

This course details the most crucial aspects of health and safety present in the home, including display screen equipment (DSE), manual handling, fire safety and electrical safety. It also covers monitoring procedures and regular communication, as well as looking after your well-being and mental health when working from home.

This course was last audited on: 21st September 2023
  • Written in compliance with UK legislation and guidance
  • Developed by health and safety professionals
  • Accredited by CPD and Assured by RoSPA Qualifications
  • Online training course and assessment with no time limits
  • Downloadable module recaps of key learning points
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 2-3 hours
  • Same day digital certificate. Printed certificate posted the next working day

What you'll learn

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand the importance of health and safety rules and regulations.
  • Know your employer’s health and safety duties and your own responsibilities.
  • Recognise the safety hazards that are commonly present in homes and know how to create a safe working environment.
  • Understand how to prevent and manage slips, trips and falls.
  • Know how to correctly and safely set up and use display screen equipment (DSE) and your work environment, so as to prevent discomfort.
  • Understand the importance of carrying out manual handling activities with care.
  • Know how to use electrical equipment safely and prevent fires from starting.
  • Understand what first aid provisions you should consider.
  • Understand how to prevent work-related stress and promote positive mental well-being.

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Course content

1Introduction to Health and Safety for Home Workers

This module explains who is considered to be a home worker, outlines the legislation that places duties on employers and responsibilities on employees and introduces home working hazards.

2Safe Working Environments

This module explains the key aspects of a safe working environment for home workers, including the causes of slips, trips and falls and how to prevent these accidents.

3DSE, Manual Handling, COSHH and DSEAR

This module explains how to correctly set up, use and assess display screen equipment (DSE). It covers the hazards posed by manual handling, and how to carry it out safely, and introduces the risks posed by hazardous and dangerous substances, and the controls required.

4Electrical Safety, Fire Safety, First Aid, and RIDDOR

This module covers the safety measures that must be in place for electrical safety, fire safety, first aid and the recording and reporting of incidents. It explains the legal duties of employers and what home workers must do to follow these procedures.

5Monitoring Procedures and Promoting Well-being

This module details the monitoring, communication and feedback procedures that should be in place for home workers. It identifies the common signs of stress and anxiety and the techniques to prevent and manage them.

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The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so that you’ll instantly know whether you passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

Who should take this course?

This Health and Safety for Home Workers course is suitable for anyone, at any level of any business who works from home, either wholly or partly. This includes both full-time and part-time staff. The content is written at an introductory level, so no previous knowledge or experience is required.

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