People working at home and their employers, need to have an understanding of Health and Safety Legislation. This course provides an explanation of how to achieve a beneficial homeworking policy.
Home working is a term used for people who have a contractual or voluntary arrangement with their employer to work from home. With more employees choosing to work from home, both employers and employees have responsibilities under Health & Safety legislation that now extend to the home. Additionally, homeworkers are expected to comply with all other relevant workplace policies and procedures, as they would if they were working in the employer’s workplace.
To ensure the successful management of home working, it is important that arrangements are clear and agreed in advance. A consistent approach is essential for both managers and employees.
This Working from Home Training online course successfully explains categories of home working and eligibility criteria. Users will understand the importance of agreed entitlements and other conditions which may apply to a home working situation. In addition, delegates will also learn general home working arrangements. These topics include insurance requirements, for example, household insurance, employer liability and public liability. Also, the supply of equipment, security of data and what constitutes an appropriate safe work area.
Furthermore, the course discusses the importance of integrating health and safety requirements into the home working environment such as the set-up of a specific work area that is ergonomically sound, electrical safety, fire safety, preventing slips, trips and falls and how to report incidents.
Main sections in this from Home Working Online Training Course:
- Home Working Overview
- Home Arrangements
- Workplace Hazards
- Final Test