Homeworking is becoming increasingly popular with advances in technology making it easier for employees to work remotely and flexibly. But, as an employer, how can you ensure that your workers are productive and safe when they are working from home?
Health and Safety legislation requires employers to make sure they do everything they can to keep their employees safe whilst at work, this includes those that work from home.
Furthermore, employees are still expected to comply with workplace policies and procedures even when they are working remotely.
In order to have a successful homeworking system in place, you must ensure that your guidelines are clearly communicated with workers, that you have fully trained them in all aspects of health and safety when it comes to homeworking and that you have assessed any potential risks.
This working from home training pack is essential for those businesses looking to introduce homeworking into their workplace. It includes three key online training courses that can be completed at home on a tablet, laptop or desktop at any time of day, a thorough risk assessment template to ensure the safety of those employees working from home and a FREE homeworking policy.
Homeworking Online Training Course
This RoSPA approved online training course is ideal for remote workers and the managers who oversee them as it covers eligibility criteria, supply of equipment, security of data, potential hazards in the home, and much more.
This course will provide everyone with clear procedures and a full understanding of homeworking arrangements which can be easily applied to any business.
Lone Worker Online Training Course
Homeworkers also fall under the category of lone workers, which requires further and separate training as they spend most of their working day alone and unsupervised. This training covers hazards and procedures, as well as personal safety, to ensure that all lone workers are aware of their health and safety responsibilities and the measures that are in place to protect them.
DSE Online Training Course
Display Screen Equipment is a health hazard if not correctly assessed and monitored and when in a communal workplace this would normally be completed by a manager or IT expert.
However, homeworkers will need to set up and assess their DSE and workstation themselves; hence, this online training course will provide them with all the information they need to do so correctly.
Homeworking Risk Assessment Template
Before allowing employees to work from home, you should conduct a risk assessment to ensure that it is safe for them to do so.
We have created a thorough Homeworking Risk Assessment Template that includes everything you need to assess, as required by legislation, and makes it quick and easy to identify any potential risks and precautions that can be put in place to prevent or reduce these risks.
FREE Homeworking Policy
We have also written up a comprehensive Homeworking Policy that can be introduced into your business if you don’t have one in place already. In this policy, you will find clear and legally compliant guidance on safe lone working, risk assessments, data protection, supply of equipment, insurance and much more.
It has been produced by one of our expert consultants and enables you to input your company details to ensure that it is tailored to your business.
If you need any further information on this pack, then please give us a call or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org