Home working – HSE advice on lone working, DSE and mental health

Do you have people working from home temporarily as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak?

As an employer, you have the same health and safety responsibilities for home workers as for any other workers.

HSE website has advice on how you can minimise the risks to their health, which includes information on the following topics:

  • Lone working
  • Working with display screen equipment (DSE)
  • Stress and mental health

Work Related Stress

Work Related Stress

Work related stress is how you feel when you have demands at work that exceed how much you feel you can cope with. Over 11 million working days are lost each year because of work related stress, and stress can contribute to conditions such as anxiety or depression. Read more

RoSPA Guidance on Stress

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has released the second part of its guidance into work related stress. It looks at practical steps you can take to help reduce stress at work from informal talks with staff, performance appraisals to sickness data and accident statistics. Under the Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999 there is a legal obligation to manage risks to employees’ health. More information can be found here http://rospaworkplacesafety.com/2013/07/09/work-related-stress/