Health & Safety For Home Workers

Duration 2-3 hours

Last audited 21st September 2023

CPD Approved RoSPA Approved
Health and Safety for Home Workers
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  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

  • Instant assessment and result

  • 1 learner per course

  • Train teams of all sizes

  • Bulk discounts starting at 10% off 10 courses

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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.

100% online training

Access anywhere

Same day digital certificate

Printed certificate posted next working day

Full audio voiceover

Unlimited assessment attempts

Written in compliance with UK legislation and guidance

Developed by health and safety professionals

Accredited by CPD and assured by RoSPA Qualifications

Downloadable module recaps of key learning points

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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Module 1: Introduction 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.

Module 2: Safe 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.

Module 3: DSE, 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.

Module 4: Electrical 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.

Module 5: Monitoring 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.

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.

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.

Written by experts

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Neil Murray

Health and Safety Consultant

Neil Murray is a vastly experienced and highly qualified health and safety professional who has held roles such as Senior Health and Safety Executive inspector,  and Principal Inspector for Channel Tunnel construction. He has also held senior roles in an international infrastructure business, a major UK water utility company and a major construction group and provided management consultancy to numerous companies across a wide range of industries. 

Neil has a wide expertise in many sectors, including construction, civil engineering, manufacturing engineering, water and waste utilities, education, heritage sites, public safety, rail construction and operation, transport, marine, waste management, engineering design and industrial and facilities management services. 

Neil is a QSA auditor for RoSPA and also an author of published guidance on health and safety in the construction of the Channel Tunnel, work at height, major project management, and online training courses.

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