Health & Safety For Home Workers

Health and Safety for Home Workers
£30 +VAT

As the number of individuals working from home continues to rise, it's important that home working employees are able to carry out their duties safely. Therefore, it's essential that they 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 wellbeing and mental health and the importance of communication when home working.

This course has been updated and is legally accurate in line with any guidance changes that have resulted from Brexit legislation - including any revisions to deadlines.
  • Written in compliance with UK legislation and guidance
  • Developed by health and safety professionals
  • Accredited by CPD and Assured by RoSPA
  • Online training course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 2-3 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted next working day
  • Downloadable PDF certificate available on completion

Who should take this course?

This 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.


CPD Approved
RoSPA Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is also assured by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents through their RoSPA Qualifications Assurance System, as providing up-to-date, quality and content-approved training.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 1 year. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

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Course content

1Introduction to Health and Safety for Home Workers

What is home working?, who are home workers?, what is health and safety at work?, health and safety statistics, the importance of health and safety, health and safety law, employer duties, employee responsibilities, types of home working hazards, and identifying home working hazards.

2Safe Working Environments

Safe working environment, the working space, access to work areas, lighting, ventilation, temperature, statistics on slips, trips, and falls, what causes slips, trips, and falls?, preventing slips, trips, and falls, and preventing falls from height.

3DSE, Manual Handling, COSHH and DSEAR

The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992, health risks associated with DSE work, correct use of DSE, DSE guidance, manual handling, health risks associated with manual handling, the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR), reducing manual handling risks, hazardous and dangerous substances, safety data sheets, hazard labelling and packaging, and controlling hazardous and dangerous substances.

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

Electrical safety risks, who is responsible for electrical safety?, information, instruction and training, electrical safety measures, why is fire safety important?, the fire triangle, fire safety measures, smoke alarms, evacuating during a fire, first aid kit, and recording and reporting incidents.

5Monitoring Procedures and Promoting Wellbeing

Monitoring, communication, and feedback, what is mental health and wellbeing?, statistics on mental health and wellbeing at work, employer duties for mental health and wellbeing, signs of mental health and wellbeing risks, common causes of stress at work, and how to look after your mental health and wellbeing.

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Aims of the course

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand why health and safety rules and regulations are important.
  • 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 a display screen equipment (DSE) workstation 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 wellbeing.


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.