The responsibility for staff’s health and safety doesn’t just stop in the office, it goes beyond that. With remote working being the norm for the foreseeable future, it is essential that organisations are proactively looking at ways to improve the health and safety of their staff.

This ‘Excel at Remote Working Health and Safety’ course has been specifically designed to help public sector organisations to remotely improve their current health and safety procedures, fully comply with their statutory duties and enhance the wellbeing of their staff.

Run this course In-House for your organisation to gain a much firmer understanding of health and safety regulation; carry out a work from home risk assessment with staff;  learn how to remotely identify and reduce risks; gain techniques to virtually alleviate stress and mental health issues, and take back a fit-for-purpose remote worker health and safety toolkit.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the key legislation around remote working and health and safety
  • Carry out a personal risk assessment
  • Identify and reduce home hazards to staff
  • Remotely manage staff stress and mental health issues
  • Take back a fit-for-purpose remote worker health and safety toolkit
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

Enquire About In-House Training

To speak to someone about a bespoke training programme, please contact us:
0800 542 9414
[email protected]


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09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:45

Understanding the Regulation: Remote Workers Health and Safety

  • Gain a full understanding of health and safety law in regard to working from home
  • Develop a firmer understanding of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, and Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 as amended by the Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002
  • Understand when and the need for a work from home risk assessment
  • Learn your legal duties as an employer
10:45 - 11:00


11:00 - 12:00

Working from Home Risk Assessment

  • Learn how to take a virtual risk assessment
  • Take into account employee’s home circumstances: living with family members, balancing childcare duties, flat and house shares, and not having a defined “office space”
  • Engage remote staff during the risk assessment process
  • Gain a full comprehensive overview of things to consider
  • Identify any potential hazards
12:00 - 13:00

Identify and Reduce Key Health Risks

  • Identify key risks to staff working remotely
  • Support staff to reduce health risks
  • Monitor and evaluate the key risks identified
  • Assess when control measures are appropriate
  • Control the risks associated with display screen equipment (DSE)
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:45

Managing Staff Mental Health and Stress

  • Learn techniques to identify stress amongst staff working remotely
  • Gain the confidence to approach issues of mental health and stress with staff
  • Develop procedures so you can keep in direct contact with home workers so you can recognise signs of stress as early as possible.
14:45 - 15:00


15:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Design a Toolkit to Help Remote Workers Health and Safety

  • Improve your current remote working health and safety processes
  • Develop a record of all health and safety procedures
  • Demonstrate your remote working health and safety processes and procedures to staff
  • Create, maintain and implement a more positive approach to improving remote staff’s wellbeing
  • Take back a fit-for-purpose toolkit remote worker health and safety toolkit
16:00 - 16:15

Evaluation, Closing Remarks and Feedback