Keeping your homeworkers safe
Providing you and your managers with policies and practical resources to help manage your homeworkers
What are Homeworker resources?
Our Homeworker resources provide you with an array of information, advice and documents on how to manage this subject within your organisation.
Our resources will provide information on:
- As a manager of homeworkers, what are your duties?
- What are the hazards you need to be aware of that could affect your homeworker?
- What type of risk assessments do you need to undertake?
- What training do you need to ensure a homeworker completes?
- Can working from home be stressful?
- What if a homeworker has an accident at home?
- Plus much more….
Why use the Homeworker resources?
Homeworkers are covered by health and safety law in the same way as any other employed worker, but there are a range of issues specific to these workers that you must consider in order to keep them safe in their homes.
Line managers who have team members who work from home must understand the type of risks that they are exposed to and work with the homeworker to reduce the likelihood of them being harmed by their work while working in their own home.
"This system is an exceptional tool for health and safety advice and has benefited the company immensely."
QA/HSE manager - Barton Firtop Engineering Company Limited
Who can use the Homeworker resources?
These resources can be used by anybody in your organisation from the person who is writing the policies, carrying out the risk assessments or training the homeworkers within your organisation.
What do the Homeworker resources cover?
Quick facts - key points you need to know
In—depth – Detailed information on the wellbeing topic such as:
- Employers’ duties
- Employees’ duties
- In practice
- Suitability of job type and benefits of homeworking for employer and employee
- Feasibility study
- Benefits to the organisation
- Benefits to the employee
- Equipment, facilities and services needed at home
- Risk assessments for homeworking
- Identification of hazards
- Core times
- Personal safety
- Controlling the risks
- Hazardous substances
- Display screen equipment
- Machinery hazards
- Electrical hazards
- Fire safety
- Accidents and incidents
- Social isolation
- Mental health
- Establishing good communication
- List of relevant legislation
- Homeworking viability checklist
- Model policies
- Display screen equipment workstation checklist
- Homeworking equipment/electrical checklist
- Homeworking general checklist
How to access the Homeworker resources?
All of these resources can be accessed via our Online Health and Safety Knowledge Centre which is available exclusively to RoSPA Members.
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