Health and Safety for Homeworkers

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This course will provide learners with information on the main health and safety hazards that homeworkers may encounter. The topics covered include fire and electrical safety, display screen equipment (DSE), manual handling and hazardous substances. It will also provide information on stress, mental health and wellbeing, first aid, and why communication, monitoring and feedback are essential when homeworking.

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Course Description

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All about this Health and Safety for Homeworkers Course

This course is suitable for homeworkers, who need to know about health and safety. You will learn what is meant by health and safety and why it is important, you will also learn about some of the hazard’s homeworkers may encounter in the homeworking environment and about assessing risks.

You will also gain knowledge on the laws relating to homeworking health and safety, including the responsibilities of employers and employees. You will also consider some electrical and fire safety measures that homeworkers can adopt to keep themselves and others safe whilst working from home.

You will move onto looking at the risks associated with display screen equipment and manual handling, including slips, trips and falls, working at height and other environmental factors, you will then look at ways to reduce the risk of ill health and injury.

You will also look at the hazards associated with hazardous and dangerous substances and consider how to mange the risks in a homeworking environment.

Finally at the end of the unit you will explore what happens if a homeworker has an accident, including first aid measures and reporting internally and externally, as well as considering how stress-related risks can be managed in a homeworking environment and you will look at monitoring, communication and feedback.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

  • Fully CPD registered
  • Suitable for homeworkers
  • Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
  • Fully printed certificate posted next day
  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to Health and Safety for homeworkers – In the first unit of the health and safety for homeworkers course, you will be introduced to homeworking and health and safety. You will also consider what homeworking is and who are homeworkers.
  • Unit 2 – Fire and Electrical Safety – This unit will look at the electrical and fire safety risks associated with homeworking and how to control them. You will learn about the employer and employee responsibilities regarding electrical and fire safety in a homeworking environment.
  • Unit 3 – Manual Handling, DSE and the Working Environment – This unit will look at the risks associated with display screen equipment and manual handling, you will also explore the law surrounding DSE and manual handling.
  • Unit 4 – Lone Working, COSHH and DSEAR – You will be introduced to the risks associated with lone working, COSHH and DSEAR. Including the lone working hazards homeworkers may face and some examples of precautions that can reduce the risk.
  • Unit 5 – First Aid, RIDDOR, Wellbeing and Monitoring – In the final unit of the health and safety for homeworking course you will look at some additional health and safety considerations for homeworkers, including first aid, RIDDOR, wellbeing and monitoring.
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“We have used CPD online for a while now, the courses are great and the cost is too! CPD helps us to ensure our employees are trained in specific areas, whilst giving the student the flexibility of learning at their own pace.”

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Kloeckner Metals

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about this course and others that we offer. If you still have any questions, simply contact our course advisors on 0800 077 3063 or email

How long does the course take to complete?

This course takes a few hours to complete and you can do this without any restrictions. This means you can buy the course and start at any time. You can also begin your learning, stop and come back to the course to pick up where you left off.

Is this Health and Safety for Homeworkers course accredited?

Yes the course is fully accredited through the CPD Certification Service. They review all of our content to check for quality, depth and that the material is fully up-to-date. Each year our membership with the service is renewed and all courses are thoroughly checked prior to being accredited.

Will I get a certificate when I finish?

Yes, as soon as you finish this course you can immediately download a PDF version of your personalised certificate. We also then send a fully printed copy to you by first class post.

How long does the certificate last?

The certificate after finishing this course lasts for 2 years until expiry which is when we recommend completing the training again. Some industries may require an update to CPD more frequently than this and others may not but, as a standard rule, we recommend completing the Health and Safety for Homeworkers course every 2 years to ensure it is fresh in your mind and you understanding the latest regulations.

What are the benefits of completing this Health and Safety for Homeworkers course online?

By completing this course online you can study in your own time and at your own pace. Having the ability to complete the units at a time to suit you engages your learning much more and enables you to interact and soak up the information easier.

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This course has been checked and assured for quality and accuracy by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, to ensure it meets their exacting standards and is up-to-date. Formed over 100 years ago, RoSPA are committed to increasing safety measures and reducing accidents throughout numerous industries as well as campaigning for better standards in health and safety worldwide.

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