The coronavirus emergency has meant that many more employees are now
working from home for the first time. The fact that this need to work from
home has arisen suddenly and the Government has put in place restrictions
on movement during the Covid-19 pandemic, means that it may not be possible
for employers to complete all of the normal risk assessment tasks to set up
a suitable home working environment for their employees. However, all
employers are still responsible for the health, safety and welfare of their
employees even when they are not working at the normal workplace.
The Working From Home Covid-19 Risk Assessment Form covers common hazards
that are likely to be found in a normal household where homeworking is not
The H&S Policy For Working From Home During The Covid-19 Emergency has
been written to help employers make sure they are looking after their
employees who are temporarily working from their own home and is primarily
intended for office staff who use desk-based IT equipment.
Guidance Notes For Employers: Employees Working From Home During Covid-19
Restrictions provide useful information on using IT equipment, and
homeworking and stress.
These documents are designed for use during the period of Government
required constraints during the Covid-19 pandemic only. Once the
necessary restrictions have been lifted, if it is subsequently decided that
an employee will continue to work from home, then a full Working from Home
Risk Assessment should be carried out in the normal way and the full policy
document should also be used.
These Homeworking H&S Documents (Coronavirus) are part of the
Employment Documents Folder. Just £35.00 + VAT will provide you with 1
year's unlimited access to download all/any documents from the Employment