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This guide draws on ACAS's own extensive experience over almost 20 years of employing staff who work from home for some or most of their hours. Key influences have included identifying roles that are suitable, technology making it possible, pressure on office space, efficient budget use and staff desire to work from home. ACAS's recent study of that experience included surveys and interviews with its staff.
The HSE Health & Safety Executive in this article Protect home workers, review some of the employers responsibilities to their home workers. As an employer, you have the same health and safety responsibilities for home workers as for any other workers. When someone is working from home, permanently or temporarily, as an employer you should consider:
How will you keep in touch with them?
What work activity will they be doing (and for how long)?
Can it be done safely?
Do you need to put control measures in place to protect them?
a guide for employers and employees
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Protect home workers
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