Working From Home Safely A Short Course For Employees


Course Overview


  • Basic
  • 30 Study Minutes
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate


  • 3 CPD Points
  • CPD Certified

Course description

If you’ve found yourself working from home for the first time it can be a difficult adjustment to make. You also need to ensure your working environment is suitable and safe to work in.

This online working from home training course will give learners key information on how to ensure their working environments are safe and will also help learners overcome key challenges they may face when setting up.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic, many people who were previously office based or on site are now required to work from home. Many companies have had to create these working from procedures extremely quickly and this may require employees to ensure they consider health and safety in their own home.

This work from home training course will look at:

  • How to ensure that your home working environment is suitable and safe
  • Some of the challenges of home working
  • Aspects of health and safety that employers need to consider when setting up and managing home working for their teams

This module will take around 20 minutes to complete.

Further training

We offer over 300 accredited online courses including Communicating With Remote TeamsLeading and Managing Remote Teams Training Package and Managing Remote Teams.

View our full range of online courses here.

You will learn

  • How to create a safe and suitable working environment at home
  • How to overcome some of the main challenges when working from home
  • What areas need to be considered when employees are working from home

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Office Workers
  • Supervisors
  • Teachers
  • Support Workers
  • Anyone who is now working from home

Working From Home FAQs

  • How do you develop remote working skills?

    There are many personal and professional courses and resources available for you to improve your skills with the goal of being a successful remote worker, or successfully manage a remote team. Whether it's working on your communication, supporting mental health, or learning more about team building, we have a wide range of choices to fit you and your organisation. 

    See our courses and packages here.

  • How do you measure productivity when working from home?

    We have some simple yet effective tips to encourage productivity for remote workers.

    Some examples are; setting clear goals and objectives, scheduling regular catch-ups, provide regualar feedback, offer help and support and to focus on goals and not activity.

    We have a handy, downloadable resources to help you make the most of remote working. You can access them here.

  • What skills make someone an effective remote worker?
    Some of the qualities and skills of a successful remote worker are;
    • Communication
    • Collaborative
    • Independent worker
    • Works with little direction
    • Produces impactful work
    • Focused
    • Good time management.

    This article gives some advice and insight into the life of remote working.

How the online courses work

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  • Buy the course

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    Once you have purchased a course, you will be able to send this course to other people using your system account with Enable by entering the new learner’s email address so that they may access the training and set up their own system account with our Learning Management System.

    If you are not 100% satisfied with your course then we offer a 30-day, no hassle money-back guarantee. To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not have completed the training in order to make a valid refund claim. Any claim made after the training has been completed will be invalidated.

  • Take the course

    This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.

    The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physical copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.

  • Your Certificate

    Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College which will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable, the learner's name, the title of the course and the date of completion.

    If you have purchased the posted certificate option, available on selected courses, a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out the following working week after completion.