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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

Occupational Mental Health

Recently mental health and the psychosocial risks that can lead to stress has started to move up the health and safety agenda. Mental health isn’t considered the most obvious result of poor health and safety management compared to physical injuries. Some companies prefer to pretend it does not exist and view it as a personal or domestic issue rather than one that employers should address.

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