Homeworking allows employees and the self-employed to work remotely from their main place of work on a full-time or part-time basis. However, homeworking does require management and coordination to ensure employees and the self employed are not put at risk from the longer-term health and safety hazards.
With a large percentage of those who can work from home, currently working from home, the HSA have produced a guide that will enable employers and employees to understand the individual requirements. Also included is a handy homeworking risk assessment/checklist to help employers and their employees to carry out an assessment of the home working environment. This online fillable form is available within the guidance document.