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April 18, 2010

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Free information – Homeworkers need same protection as office workers

A new report published by Cardinus Risk Management highlights that employees who work from home fall under the same health and safety regulations as those who work in the office.

The document, titled The Issues facing homeworkers and how to ensure their health, safety and welfare, offers guidance to help companies ensure that facilities and equipment used by homeworkers company with the HSWA 1974 and other regulations relating to the workplace.

The author of the report, the company’s head of safety consulting Barry Holt, commented: “The employer is responsible for ensuring the safety of the area of the home in which the employee is carrying out their company work, during the time they spend working there. We have also looked at other welfare issues like stress and loneliness.”

Cardinus Risk management managing director, Jon Abbott, added: “Working from home can have tremendous benefits. Unfortunately, a homeworking culture increases the risk faced by an organisation. The latest Cardinus white paper has been written to help employers identify the risks homeworkers often face and discusses strategies to effectively manage those risks.”

To request a copy of the report visit www.cardinushealthandsafety.co.uk or call 0207 469 0200.
 

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