Health and safety
This is from the ACAS website:
“Employers have a duty of care for all their employees, and the requirements of the health and safety legislation apply to homeworkers. The employer is responsible for carrying out a risk assessment to check whether the proposed home workplace’s ventilation, temperature, lighting, space, chair, desk and computer, or any kind of workstation, and floor are suitable for the tasks the homeworker will be carrying out.”
Of course, many people will be fine, but others are likely to be more susceptible to things like working on a computer which may not be set up correctly for long hours of work.
These things don’t have to be drastic – just a few extra precautions.
It might also be worth having a look at our Wellness video as working from home can present new challenges if you’re not used to it.
Look on our Showreel page or watch our Health and Safety video below.