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Home Working Health & Safety Interactive Online E-learning Course

Most companies now employ staff that work within their own home environment, and with this in mind First Health and Safety have developed this online home worker course. The module specifically tackles the issues required on the potential risks associated with working in the home.  Remember if someone is working for you in their own home then as an employer you have responsibilities to their health, safety and welfare.

First Health & Safety’s home worker course will provide your staff with the up-to-date knowledge on hazards faced by homeworkers and current legislation, reducing potential for injury. It covers a range of essential safety topics such as the environment and working in the home.

Our home worker e-learning course will help employers and employees who work at home spot work related hazards and give them the knowledge with dealing with them in the correct way. Each year there are a number of accidents that relate to home working including the workers family and visitors. Factors such as there being children in the home can turn a small risk into a major one and it’s vital that employers address these risks. Our home worker e-learning course will help both employers and employees minimise these risks.


Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you will have learned about:

  • Setting up a work station at home
  • Fire and electrical safety responsibilities
  • Correctly setting up display screen equipment or a permanent and temporary basis
  • How to avoid manual handling injuries and other musculoskeletal disorders
  • Responsibilities for first aid and reporting accidents in the home working environment
  • How to prevent feeling isolated
  • Wellbeing good practice

Home worker training course content

Interactive module
  • The home working environment
  • Display screen equipment
  • Manual handling and MSDs
  • Other health concerns
  • Mental wellbeing

Who should complete this course?

The course is designed for all employees who work from home, so is ideal for induction and refresher training.

  • Prior Learning? - None required
  • Pre Course learning? - None required
  • Certification - All candidates who successfully complete the module will be issued with a certificate of learning
  • Duration - Approximately 30 minutes

You can read more on the HSE’s home worker guidance on the HSE website.

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