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  • Health & Safety Documents - Homeworking clauses
    Homeworking clausesWhen staff work from home under a formal agreement, there must be a clear understanding of how health and safety issues will be dealt with. Use our suggested clauses.When to use these clausesOnce someone is working at home on a formal basis their home also becomes their workplace and this muddies the waters over responsibilities for the work environment. They're also unsupervised and can become isolated, meaning it's more difficult to oversee their work and ensure that they are coping. To...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Homeworkers - general
    Homeworkers - generalEmployees who regularly work from home should be treated the same way as other employees. Their work activities will need to be assessed and any hazards highlighted addressed so that the level of risk is reduced as much as possible. Failure to do so may lead to homeworkers being injured or suffering from ill-health. Managing the risksTo help you to identify the hazards associated with working from home and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example Risk Assessment - Homeworkers...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Working from home - office based staff
    Working from home (office-based staff)Carrying out office-based duties from home is becoming increasingly popular, but you still have a duty to ensure their safety.The home officeThe hazards are similar to those faced in an on-site office including manual handling and DSE issues (see our Risk Assessment - Office).You should complete a risk assessment for office work carried out at home, which identifies all "significant" hazards and appropriate "reasonable" ways of reducing risks to an acceptable level. Managing...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Homeworking checklist
    Homeworking checklistHomeworking is becoming more commonplace. However, you still have responsibilities for your employees' health and safety. Our checklist can help you manage them.Managing homeworkingYou may have some employees who work from home a day or two a week in order to accommodate family commitments. If so, you still have certain responsibilities for their health and safety. Luckily, this is where a Homeworking Checklist comes in as it can help you assess the suitability of their homes against current...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Homeworking health and safety policy
    Homeworking policyIf homeworking is a common occurrence in your business, or is likely to become so, consider having a separate policy to cover it. Ours concentrates on the needs of this particular group of employees.Purpose of homeworking policyDepending on the degree to which off-site working features in your business, you may find it useful to have a separate policy for it. This will allow you to set out your approach to managing the particular needs of these employees. You may wish to have a single policy...
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