Remote working offers many advantages to the employer & employee,

But it also brings its own health and safety hazards, from working in isolation to a lack of control over the work environment.

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Some Top 5 Tips

To help remote working employees. What you need to know
  • Self-Care

    1. Self motivate. Working from home can be a big transition. You might feel any combination of lonely, isolated, stressed, frustrated, anxious, unmotivated,
    2. Take scheduled breaks. Try setting an alarm to get up and stretch every hour
    3. Protect your time. Set “in office” hours and communicate these with co-workers and family.
    4. Protect your workspace. Talk to family members or house-mates about the hours you are working from and the house rules during those hours.
    5. Pay attention to ergonomics. Sit on a comfortable chair with back support or pillow. Use a hands-free headset or earphones for long phone calls.
  • Communication

    1. Overcommunicate.
    2. Know your company remote work policies. View our Free – Checklist & Policy
    3. Managers, tell your team how & when they can reach you.
    4. Make sure to clarify expectations for your team.
    5. Resolve issues quickly with a phone call. Promptly return emails, calls, and voice mails. Create a video-call studio & a system for sharing documents.
  • Morale

    1. Stay aligned with company culture & values
    2. Make time every day to text with co-workers, check in personally, share stories, ask how people are doing.
    3. Dress and groom professionally.
    4. Use video-calls, even if it’s uncomfortable for you at first
    5. Ask for feedback on your remote working situation
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  • Companies also need to assess the risk that an employee might suffer an accident, illness or assault while they’re working alone.
  • Remote workers’ managers should make regular enquiries to make sure the employee is following safe practices and not experiencing aches or symptoms of stress.
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