Many people work from home these days, but whether you’re employed, freelancing or running your own business, health and safety legislation is applicable.
Sadly, many homeworkers don’t actually realise health and safety applies to them. Although most homeworkers will set up a workstation, the likelihood is many of them won’t set theirs up correctly. Incorrect posture at your desk can cause irreversible damage and untold problems for the rest of your life, so why risk it?
While we encourage each and every one of you to be aware of your working position, employers do have a responsibility to look after their staff wherever they’re working. They have to consider lone working, the equipment they provide, electrical safety, as well as workstations and display screen equipment (DSE.)
“I’ve completed so many DSE assessments in workplaces where the set up was not as it should be.” Explains Hundred Acre’s founder and director, Bridget Gilmour....