Homeworker’s health and safety is still the responsibility of the employer whether work from home is undertaken occasionally as part of a flexible working approach or if it’s a permanent contractual arrangement.
The risks from working from a home office might appear low however there are some important risk management factors that need to be assessed and controlled as part of the employers health and safety management system.
The aim of the Homeworker Awareness course is to ensure that employees who work from home either occasionally or permanently are aware of the hazards and precautions which they are obliged to take while at work. At the end of the training trainees will be able to:
- Understand the importance of accident and Ill-health reporting, First Aid and insurance
- Recognise common hazards associated with working at home
- Appreciate the employers responsibilities extend to work at home and that as an employee they must take reasonable care
- Take appropriate action to ensure that suitable precautions are in place to control risks
- Complete a workstation and workplace assessment if required.
Who is it for?
The course has been developed for all levels of employees in an organisation who may work from home.
How is it Delivered?
Homeworking Awareness can be delivered online or through a computer network to each trainee at their desktop or laptop. The training can be completed at the employees own pace by ‘book marking’ and recording progress and returning to the training at a later stage. In delivering the training in this way the normal costs of training are reduced whilst still achieving the desired awareness and compliance with the organisation’s legal responsibilities. At the end of the training the trainee will complete an assessment.
An invaluable feature of Praxis42 eLearning is our learning management system (LMS) called eSP, our eSolutions Platform. This solves the problem of compliance record keeping by recording completion of modules and making them available for you to view and manage electronically. No more struggling to find training records should you have a visit from the enforcing agency or an audit. We can also provide the course to be integrated into a SCORM compliant LMS.
The ‘Homeworking Awareness’ course from Praxis42 helps those working from home to ensure that they stay safe and free from ill-health through an engaging awareness training programme which raises their awareness of common hazards and controls.