As well as homeworkers being included in the DSE Regulations, under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (Management Regulations), the employer is required to carry out an assessment of the hazards to which homeworkers are exposed.Click here for HSE Guidance (PDF download)
We can provide full UK coverage for our homeworker assessment service. A fully trained Assessor will visit the homeworker at their home office to complete a comprehensive homeworker assessment.
Breakdown of Homeworker Assessment
- Health Questionnaire
- Homeworker Environment
- Manual Handling
- First Aid
- Accident Reporting
- Hazardous Substances
- Detailed DSE Workstation Assessment
- DSE Training provided
- Educational DSE/Homeworking ‘User’s Guidebook’ issued
- Adjustments to workstation made where necessary
- Detailed report & Recommendations
Self-Assessment for Homeworkers
Our self-assessment program is designed to be used in conjunction with adequate Homeworking health and safety training. For self-assessment to work effectively it is important that each homeworker understands the health and safety implications of working from home. As an employer you must ensure that individuals are trained to identify potential risks and how to minimise them. The training course and self assessment checklist can be customised to reflect your own policies and procedures.
Homeworker Training Course
This is a half day training course held on client premises. The course covers the responsibilities of the employer and employee, assessing risk and risk categories, and guidance on completing a ‘self-assessment’ checklist. Training material covers all aspects of working from home including homeworking equipment and the homeworking environment.