Employers 'not exempt' from considering home workers' safety
Posted by Nicole Stevens
Employers should not disregard the health and safety of their home workers, it has been advised.
In order to remind businesses of this, safety signage may be introduced within working spaces.
People who operate from their own home are entitled to the same due diligence as those who work within their employer's premises. Particular home workers can also gain a health and safety inspection in their house, XpertHR has stated.
Bar Huberman, employment law editor at XpertHR, said: "Home workers are still required to report accidents and employers need to train employees in their reporting procedures.
"Home workers should also be given the same training on handling equipment as those on the employer's premises."
Earlier this month, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health called on the government to merge health and safety laws instead of cutting them.
The group believes that a merging of rules will be effective, as long as they do not weaken the responsibilities that employees have for their workers' health.
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