Health & Safety Department

Home working

Online health and safety training for University staff working at home.

The following online training should be completed by University staff who are working from home at any time during their working week.

Course outline

To support staff working from home, the Cardinus training package on Home Working will guide you through a number of areas you should be aware of when working at home.

This course will cover issues such as:

  • your comfort and posture whilst working
  • fire and electrical hazards
  • your wellbeing
  • risk assessment to ensure your workstation is correctly set up (as much as possible) with guidance on how to achieve a better set up if required

If you use display screen equipment at home, you should also complete the "Healthy Working" course. This will also offer you the opportunity to complete a more in depth risk assessment on your current working set-up, and receive guidance on how to improve this (if required) from "My Healthy Working Plan".

Accessing the course

To log in, you will need to enter your University Log In (formerly EASE). If you have any problems accessing the system, please contact your local Cardinus Administrator (see System Contacts at the bottom of this page).

Launching the courses

Users may log in to the Cardinus system by visiting 

Your local Cardinus Administrator may also send you an invitation to complete this training, by email.  Should you receive an email, please use the link provided in the email to access Cardinus (rather than the link above).  The system will automatically send you reminders if you do not action your Administrator's request.  These will cease when you complete what your Administrator has requested of you.

Guidance on how to use the system is available on the "Users" tab and should be read before logging in for the first time. We recommend users use Chrome or Firefox to access their Cardinus training.

If you have any queries about Cardinus - please contact your local Cardinus Administrator - details can be found at