Helping you prepare your remote working policies & procedures

Keep Your Employees Safe While Working Remotely

Remote Working Health & Safety

Many employers and employees have had to adjust rapidly to working from home in recent times to ensure that their businesses and organisations can continue to operate during the current COVID-19 virus pandemic.

Employers have specific duties to ensure the safety, health and welfare at work of all employees. These duties include the employee's workspace where employees are required to work from home.

Working from home can benefit both employers and employees. One often-cited advantage is increased productivity since workers don't have to spend long hours commuting. Companies can also save on costs if they don't have to maintain a large office. In addition, since employees are working from home, they can enjoy flexible working hours. Furthermore, this structure can help companies expand their presence in strategic locations.

Remote work usually involves performing a job at home, either on a full-time or part-time basis. However, people working at home will also be isolated from their colleagues and have no direct supervision. Another challenge for employers is how to protect their health and safety.

Organisations involved in remote working need Policies and Procedures to make sure they manage the hazards effectively. 

FP Consulting can work with you in preparing your Remote Working Policies & Procedures.

We also carry out Risk Assessments for employees working from home.

If you require further information or assistance in relation to health and safety advice arising from COVID-19, please contact FP Consulting.