In a recent WhatsApp discussion about nothing a friend casually said ‘work sent us home weeks before official lockdown and we may stay at home for 2020 – As in WFH for the rest of the year’ ………………… We don’t know what the future looks like at the moment, but for a lot of us WFH to some degree is looking like a probable option…… at least until the schools go back and even then maybe more frequently than we’ve been used to.
Those of use that are seasoned WFH’ers have had to get used to sharing our ‘workspace’ with the children doing HL and other adults undertaking WFH for the first time and all in a period of high stress and confusion for all….. but now this is beginning to look a bit like a new normal it is time to ensure that ‘it’ll do’ is replaced with ‘it works and is not giving me back ache’
Does your child’s HL set up look like this????
Does this look similar to your set up?
The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 as amended by the Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002 defines in Regulation 1 who a DSE user is:
The DSE Regulations are for the protection of people – employees and self-employed – who habitually use DSE for the purposes of an employer’s undertaking as a significant part of their normal work.
defines the employees who are covered as users Regulations 2 to 7 apply to protect users, whether they are employed to work:
(a) at their own employer’s workstation;
(b) at a workstation at home;
(c) at another employer’s workstation.
Home working set ups should look more like this:
Just because you’re working from home doesn’t mean that a DSE assessment doesn’t need to be completed………
At Drake Lapthorn we can assist you and your employees in completing DSE assessments for their Working from Home workspace and by provide solutions to awkward working positions help them to work more comfortably and productively.
All assessments will be completed via WhatsApp Video Call as we will need to see the workstation from all angles.
For further information on WFH Assessments please contact us