Employees Working From Home During Covid-19 Restrictions

Guidance Notes For Employers: Employees Working From Home During Covid-19 RestrictionsNew

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In the current Covid-19 crisis, many employees are now having to work from home. However, employers are still required to look after the health and safety of their employees when they are working from home, whether it is a temporary situation or a regular one. As this situation has arisen very quickly, it is unlikely that employers have had a chance to properly consider the health and safety issues their homeworking staff may face.

This guidance note looks at the use of IT equipment and some of the issues to consider around homeworking and stress. Domestic tables and chairs are often not at the correct height to work at for long periods using a computer, laptop or tablet. Furthermore, home working can cause work-related stress and affect people’s mental health, as being away from colleagues can make it difficult to get proper support.

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