Remote Working

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There are many benefits from remote working for employers and employees. These include increased participation in the workforce, attracting and retaining staff, reducing workspace pressures, reduced commuting and improving work / life balance.

Remote working as an agreed arrangement between employer and employee, needs to be planned for, in order to work well for both. You will find guidance and information below to help you plan for remote working as well as information on responsibilities under safety, health and welfare law. 

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Introduction 

This information below will help employers, employees and assessors in understanding the risks and the management of work-related musculoskeletal health for employees who work at computer workstations in an office / home work environment. It should be considered alongside the Guidance on Working from Home for Employers and Employees and includes:

  • Videos which give useful tips on managing risk related to work at computer workstations
  • Display Screen Equipment (DSE) FAQs which were developed for the “non-remote” work environment but apply equally in a remote working from home setting.

Guidance

Videos 

 

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The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment has also produced guidance on working remotely as there are a range of areas and impacts to be considered.

  • National Remote Work Strategy - Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment - link
  • Guidance for Working Remotely - Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment - link
  • Work Safely Protocol - Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment - link
  • Workpositive.ie - a free on-line risk assessment tool for carrying out psychosocial risk assessments - link
  • Code of Practice for Managing Bullying at Work - link
  • Podcast on Stress and Bullying during COVID-19 - link
  • Further information on COVID-19 is available at hsa.ie or you can email your enquiry to contactus@hsa.ie.