This month in our Grow Training Newsletter we are featuring the challenges of working from home. As working from home is now the new norm and with the country slowly reopening and people transitioning back to the workplace. We are finding that people are now looking to stay working from home. It was reported in the Irish examiner back in Feb 2021 “that at least two in five Irish workers are in no mind to return to an office after the Covid-19 pandemic ends, while half want at least some form of remote working in the future”.
With a home-office setup they can be less than ideal with poor work-space, with the kitchen chair, the desk that’s too tall or small and the cramped laptop keyboard, have all become literally a pain in the neck oh.. yeah and shoulders and back and elsewhere.
Employers have a legal responsibility to protect the health and safety of all workers and that includes working remotely from home.
Therefore working remotely requires management and coordination to ensure employees are not put at risk and adequately protected from longer-term health and safety hazards or other issues that can emerge. Employers need to now look closer at how
best to prepare for remote working to support the wellbeing of employees.
Employees who spend longer than 1 hour at a computer screen, a VDU / DSE Assessment must be performed on all computer workstations. To stay compliant with the 2007 General Application Regulations the assessment looks at the ergonomic suitability of
the workstation, work equipment and surrounding environment. Experts agree that an ergonomic workstation, one that supports your body in a neutral position can reduce the risk of discomfort or pain caused to our bodies. This means: Your neck isn’t bent down or up and your back is in an upright position, your arms aren’t lifted or extended out, your wrists and hands aren’t bent up, and your spine isn’t twisted. The workstation fits the worker, not the other way around and a ergonomic workstation will help you sit comfortably at a computer for even long periods of time. But its very important you should still remember to take breaks and move every hour at least.
Give us a call for more details At Grow Training. We continue to work with you to ensure a safe and compliant return or in most cases continued work for you and your staff. As always, we are committed to providing you with excellent service and if you need any help, support or refresher courses contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0834014242.
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