Home Working Online Training
& Risk Assessment

Both employers and staff working remotely should be aware that health & safety regulations and organisational policies are still applicable in the home working environment.

The EssentialSkillz Home Working course provides employees with essential health & safety information as they work from home. Training includes sections on safe workstation set-up and transport through to employee wellbeing.

The course includes a risk assessment that is purpose-built to help employees identify and assess risks and report any issues. Using the results, employees and employers can work together to make practical changes so that work is carried out safely and in line with best practice and legislation. 

  • Maintain health & safety standards when working from home
  • Engaging training that covers essential H&S topics relating to home working  
  • Allow users to resolve low-level issues and escalate high-level concerns to admin's
  • Adapt our course and risk assessment to reflect your employee work setup 
  • Deploy with WorkWize LMS or integrate with a third-party platform

Home Working

  • Describes how to contribute to the successful management of home working
  • Discusses how legislation is integrated into the home working environment
  • Highlights the main areas of concern associated with home working
  • Fully customisable by you, at no extra cost

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Course Introduction

The EssentialSkillz Home Working Online Training Course has been designed to help both employers and their workers to understand what is required of them in a home working situation. The course explains different categories of home working, who might be eligible and specific conditions that relate to home working, including insurance requirements, the supply of equipment and ensuring the security of data, particularly any data that includes personal information.

Course Content

With the development of communication channels, the global search for talent, the growth of contingent workers and the premium of office space, working remotely has become more and more common in recent years. Homeworking is used to describe employees that have a contractual or voluntary arrangement with their employer so that they are able to work in locations other than the office. Both employers and staff working remotely should be aware that health and safety regulations, as well as organisation policies, are applicable in the home working environment.

A key element of the course explains the importance of applying health and safety procedures to the home workplace, including identifying and controlling risks, assessing workstations and ensuring the health and wellbeing of the home worker. The Home Working course also outlines procedures for holidays, absence and sickness.

Like other EssentialSkillz courses, the Home Working course can be customised to meet the requirements of your organisation. This means that your employees can understand your specific policies and procedures relating to home working, rather than drawing on generic examples.

Risk Assessment


Automatic user enrolment

Set your employees up safely right from the start. Automatically enrol users on essential risk assessment modules based on their job role, department, location and more during the onboarding process to ensure their workspace at home is safe, secure and set-up efficiently.

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Empowering the learner

From effective workspace setups to procedural best practice, our eLearning library contains fully interactive and regularly updated courses that provide users with clear, concise and effective guidance on how to stay safe and identify risk in the workplace.

Once learners have completed their training they will be capable of performing a risk assessment of their immediate workstation. The risk assessment will guide the learner through the process, enabling your entire workforce to identify risk before they become harmful.


User self-assessment

WorkWize empowers users to play a proactive role in managing risks and hazards in their workspace.

From step-by-step training advice to visual guides and checklists, our detailed training and risk assessment modules give users everything they need to confidently manage risks in their workspace and escalate high-level issues directly to administrators.


Step-by-step resolution notifications

Communication is a key part of effective risk management. Instantly send notifications to users to keep them in the loop at every stage of the resolution process. Deploy updates across your workforce by individual, group, department, location and more.




Engaging risk assessments

WorkWize Assess is an online risk assessment platform designed to streamline the assessment and risk management process.

As an admin, you can automatically schedule periodic assessments to users at set times or after they've completed an online training course. Managers are notified of any issues and can be assigned to handle specific tasks.

Admins can also report on all aspects of risk, including risk levels, trends and overall progress. A full audit trail is kept of all risks raised, emails sent and steps that were taken to resolve the issue. 

  • Automate periodic online risk assessments across your organisation
  • Help users effectively identify and raise workplace hazards
  • Use configurable and in-depth reporting to identify, prioritise and assign risk for resolution
  • Intuitive usability makes resolving hundreds of organisation risks possible in just a few clicks
  • Maintain a full audit trail for risks and the steps taken to resolve them


Effective risk management options

WorkWize allows admins to cut down on costs to time and resources by empowering users to resolve lower-level risks themselves. Medium and high-level risks can then be escalated for the immediate attention of administrators for appropriate action.

Our user-friendly dashboard lets admins prioritise concerns and identify risks by source allowing them to solve potentially hundreds of reports in just a few clicks. Specific admins can be assigned to oversee the process from start to finish and send notifications that keep users informed every step of the way.

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Fully customisable training and risk assessments

With WorkWize Author, creating clear, concise and effective training and risk assessments is simple. Edit our courses or create your own by adding text, images, videos and interactive stages that reflect the specific needs of your workplace.  

Add helpful tips and step by step guidance that enables users to self-resolve low-level risks and cut down on admin time costs, and resources in the process. Any issues that can't be resolved can be escalated to administrators for appropriate action.  

Key features 

  • Customise your risk assessments to reflect your workplace
  • Apply your own risk ratings to make prioritising issues simple
  • Add your branding to fully integrate your risk assessment process

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