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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Homeworking policy
    Homeworking policyWith an increasing trend towards homeworking arrangements, if you grant this benefit to any of your staff, whether on a part-time or full-time basis, you need to ensure you set out in the staff handbook how the scheme will operate in practice. Otherwise, you could end up finding you have created a monster which you can't control.Home aloneWhilst employees with 26 weeks' continuous employment have the right to request flexible working, and this includes the right to request to work from home,...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Homeworkers - general
    Homeworkers - generalEmployees who regularly work from home should be treated the same way as other employees. Their work activities will need to be assessed and any hazards highlighted addressed so that the level of risk is reduced as much as possible. Failure to do so may lead to homeworkers being injured or suffering from ill-health. Managing the risksTo help you to identify the hazards associated with working from home and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example Risk Assessment - Homeworkers...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Working from home - office based staff
    Working from home (office-based staff)Carrying out office-based duties from home is becoming increasingly popular, but you still have a duty to ensure their safety.The home officeThe hazards are similar to those faced in an on-site office including manual handling and DSE issues (see our Risk Assessment - Office).You should complete a risk assessment for office work carried out at home, which identifies all "significant" hazards and appropriate "reasonable" ways of reducing risks to an acceptable level. Managing...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Homeworking health and safety policy
    Homeworking policyIf homeworking is a common occurrence in your business, or is likely to become so, consider having a separate policy to cover it. Ours concentrates on the needs of this particular group of employees.Purpose of homeworking policyDepending on the degree to which off-site working features in your business, you may find it useful to have a separate policy for it. This will allow you to set out your approach to managing the particular needs of these employees. You may wish to have a single policy...
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