Everyone should have health and safety training, regardless of if they work in a fixed place of work or they work from home. This course is for people who work at home, some, or all of the time. It’s to keep you safe while you’re at work, when your workplace is your own home.
- Understand both employer and employee responsibilities when it comes to employees working at home
- Recognise the possible risks when working at home including manual handling, DSE, slips trips and falls and fire hazards
- Learn how to report an accident when working from home and make an emergency call
Who is responsible for the safety of people who work at home? Here we answer this question, looking at health and safety policies, risk assessments and the importance of good communication between employer and employee.
Although much of the responsibility is down to the employee, employers have legal obligations to fulfill.
Here we look at common hazards. We consider the need for basic housekeeping to avoid slips, trips and falls and good awareness to avoid dangers such as fire and electrical hazards. We explain how to set up your chair for good posture – particularly to support your back and how to maintain this good posture when typing.
There are some aspects of working at home that will be similar to working on-site and some which will be totally different. This section considers any special provisions which may be needed. We consider how stress and working alone may affect a person and the importance of maintaining a good home-work balance.
Here we look at what to do if things go WRONG, including reporting an accident, first aid and making an emergency call.