Homeworker Risk Assessment Template

Homeworker Risk Assessment

EMP.CONT.HW.19
This Homeworker Risk Assessment Form is to be used when an employee starts a period of working from home. The Employer owes the same Duty of Care to the employee as if he were in an office, so a risk assessment is required in order to identify any potential hazards at the premises.

Because homes are not designed to be workplaces, working from home requires a specific assessment of such things as:-

• where will the employee set up their desk/workstation so as not to cause excessive interference with family life.
• the carrying out of a Fire Risk Assessment – and provision of extinguishers
• Storage of tools or materials
• The suitability of the home to act as meeting place for work visitors

Small businesses can probably conduct the risk assessment themselves, however, larger businesses may want to seek the advice of a health and safety expert.
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