Ongoing advances in electronic communication and technology, together with longer commuting times, travel/petrol costs and the desire of many employees to improve work/life balance, have resulted in a significant increase in the need for home-based workstation evaluations.
By allowing personnel to work from home, employers can benefit through factors such as higher staff satisfaction, lower stress levels, and improved retention of experienced staff.
However, the home environment is seldom planned as an alternative workplace, and it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that a safe working environment within the home is available. Worklink can assist by undertaking an assessment to review factors such as:
Housekeeping and storage
An Occupational Health & Safety checklist is provided, along with a report including recommendations to resolve any issues identified.