Home Working Risk Assessment

With the new guidelines being released from the Government encouraging anyone who can work from home to do so, have you as a company considered the risks associated with this?

When any employees work from home they are owed the same duty of care by their employer as those working in an office environment. To do this employers are legally obliged to ensure a risk assessment is completed. This risk assessment should consider those risks similar to those in an office environment such as slips, trips and falls, muscular skeletal, fire and manual handling etc. In addition to this, the employer should consider the risks of lone working. 

We have put together a simple risk assessment to be completed by your employees who are working from home during this time. Please feel free to download and use this in your workplace.