You are 50 times more likely to have an accident at home than in the office, when working from home.
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You are 50 times more likely to have an accident at your home than at a more traditional place of work. When you are working at home, are you doing it safely?
With hybrid and home now commonplace it is important employers understand their duty of care for home workers, whilst taking the appropriate action to protect their employees. This duty of care for safety extends to mental health, including the risks of isolation, overwork, or failure to take proper breaks. It's not just about ensuring your laptop connects to the internet and that you have sufficient bandwidth to run all the applications you need.
It is equally important that employees understand their responsibilities. When working from home, they still have a duty to take reasonable care of their own health and safety, and that of others that may be affected by what they do, or don't do. The others affected, being most likely family members in this instance.
About the speaker
Andy Rhoades, ABR Safety Limited
Andy is a health and safety professional with his own business, ABR Safety Limited.
After struggling to find a health and safety business that provided the kind of support he needed when he was in industry, he took the decision to start his own business.
With a background in logistics operational management, Andy understands the competing pressures companies have. He also understands that at times it is very easy to become absorbed in the day job, and not give the right focus to staying safe. We all deserve to go home safely at the end of the day.
Therefore, Andy spends time understanding his clients business, to ensure wherever possible, health and safety becomes a way of doing things, not a reason not to do things.
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