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Homeworking E-Learning Course


Homeworking, whether as a permanent arrangement or as part of temporary or flexible working conditions has increased significantly in recent times and for many people, working at home in the longer term may become the new normal. A homeworker’s health and safety remain the responsibility of their employer and although the hazards from working at home might appear low, there are some important risk management factors that need to be assessed and controlled as part of an employer’s commitment to their employee. Employees too, have responsibilities they need to think about when homeworking.

This modern e-learning course has been developed by Mabbett, industry experts in partnership with REALSENSE, e-learning developer, and includes updates resulting from the impact of Covid-19. The course will help people working from home ensure that they stay safe and well both physically and mentally and enable managers to support their homeworking staff in the best possible way. With engaging and interactive information, this course will help raise awareness of common hazards associated with homeworking and suggest ways to avoid them.


30 minutes (approximately).

Who Should Attend?

The course has been developed for any employees in an organisation who may work from home on a temporary, flexible or permanent basis.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course learners will:

  • have an understanding of employer and employee responsibilities.
  • know how to assess their home working environment, identify common hazards and potential risks.
  • be aware of other factors that affect homeworking.
  • be able to ensure suitable control measures are in place.
  • have good practical guidance to help manage and maximise working from home.

Course Content

1. Introduction - Understanding responsibilities, policies and procedures, local and national factors affecting homeworking, accident reporting, first aid, insurance.

2. Common Hazards – Setting up home workstations, workstation ergonomics, slips, trips and falls, fire and electrical safety, emergencies, lifting and handling, housekeeping and safe storage.

3. Personal and Other Factors – Visitors, meetings and communication, lone working, home security including information security and storing sensitive data, stress and social isolation – including caring for your mental health.

4. Practical Steps and Guidance – Exploring practical steps and guidance for working at home including ‘12 tips for Healthy Homeworking’.

5. Homeworking Checklist – The considerations that need to be made when making a home worker risk assessment.

6. Assessment – A short multiple-choice assessment to check your knowledge, Certificate available upon completion.

E-Learning Technical Requirements

This modern HTML5 course is simple and easy to use and is designed to run online using industry standard computer equipment and devices. The course forms part of our growing suite of Health and Safety E-Learning and can be packaged to run on any SCORM / AICC Learning Management System or delivered via our own Compliance and Competency Platform, Activbase.

More Information / Request a Quote

For more information on the Homeworking E-Learning Course or for a quotation, contact our Training Team at or call 0141 227 2300.