HRZone: How to keep the business health and safety compliant during the Covid-19 pandemic

06-04-2020

The Government’s advice that people should work from home where possible, to help contain the spread of Coronavirus, has left almost every employer and employee facing potential health and safety risks of home working. Michelle Di Gioia, Partner in our Dispute Resolution team has discussed how businesses can ensure they stay compliant.

The Government’s advice that people should work from home where possible, to help contain the spread of Coronavirus, has left almost every employer and employee facing potential health and safety risks of home working.

Employers retain the same health and safety responsibilities for home workers as they do for those in the workplace. The problem is it’s common for companies to forget to regularly review and update their safety policies which can include a ‘Work from Home’ policy, and the average home is not designed to be a workplace. 

With the majority of UK workforces now working remotely, it’s important for HRs to turn their attention to their homeworking policies if not done so already, to check the company is compliant and operating in practice. 

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If you need support and advice on a family matter please get in touch with Michelle directly by calling 01635 508141 or emailing [email protected].


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