Why is a home workplace assessment for remote workers so important?

Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 10 November 2021
Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors
Issues covered: Health and Safety; Remote Working; Workplace Assessments

I've been working from home throughout the pandemic and I'd have to say it has definitely had an impact on me. I mean, my step count is seriously reduced. I have a lot of bad habits sitting at my desk, slouching. I did have a workplace assessment when I started at Legal-Island, but I must admit that I just . . . I find I sit for long periods of time. I stare into my computer, back-to-back things, meetings, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. So why is a workplace assessment while people are working from home still so important?

Stuart: Well, first of all, compliance. The Health and Safety Executive last year came very much off the fence and said anybody who is working from home, even

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This article is correct at 10/11/2021

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Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

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