Working From Home

With COVID-19, working from home has very quickly changed from an option to a necessity.

Where a working from home arrangement is entered into, the areas of the property relevant to the work effectively become a ‘workplace’ for legal purposes, and thus health and safety requirements need to be considered by the workers management. Relevant Health and Safety Regulations must be met, and other foreseeable risks must be managed as far as is reasonably practicable.

  • fire safety requirements
  • entry points,
  • internal and external walkways
  • workstation ergonomics
  • electrical safety requirements
  • communication processes

To meet Health and Safety obligations, the employer should undertake assessment of the working from home site prior to commencing a working from home arrangement. The assessment should be conducted by a “competent person”, and identified risks managed as far as reasonably practicable. Additionally, if the arrangement is to be ongoing, review processes need to be put in place.

Our Services

Franklyn Work Safety Working from Home OSH Assessments minimise injury risk, and facilitate our clients meeting their Health and Safety obligations when workers operate from home, and to minimise the risk of worker injury. The assessment includes (but is not limited to):

  • fire safety requirements
  • entry points
  • internal and external walkways
  • workstation ergonomics
  • electrical safety requirements
  • communication processes

Our assessments are delivered by consultants who are both Certified Health and Safety Auditors and Registered Occupational Therapists. Providing our clients with expertise to facilitate legislative compliance, and “due diligence” in managing working from home risks.

Assessments are delivered in accordance with our COVID 19 Procedure.

Related FWS service : Virtual Ergonomic Assessments

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