Health & Safety

Home Environment Risk Assessment

A highly configurable online Home Environment Risk Assessment that enables employers to carry out risk assessments easily and quickly on large numbers of employees.

Employers have the same legal duty of care for homeworkers as they do for office-based workers. The Management of Health and Safety Regulations states that “employers are responsible for the health and safety of homeworkers, as far as is reasonably practicable”. Under the regulations, “every employer shall make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to the health and safety of his employees to which they are exposed whilst they are at work”. Employers do not need to visit the homes of workers in person, employees can carry out their own risk assessment under the guidance of the employer.

The Home Environment Risk Assessment enables employers to meet all their Health and Safety obligations easily and quickly. Employees complete an online risk assessment of their home working environment via a smartphone, tablet, or laptop computer. They can solve many issues for themselves using the online application, which includes all the information they need to assess and manage any homeworking hazards. Line managers/human resources review the completed risk assessments, which will include photographic evidence, and resolve any concerns that could not be addressed by the employees themselves. The system manages and controls the entire process, so that meeting the Health and Safety obligations of employers is simple and cost-effective to achieve.

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Key elements

Set-up. A simple suite that enables employers to customise the standard process and risk assessment to meet the needs of their organisation; and enter employee details so that automated e-mails and prompts can be issued to employees and line managers/human resources.

Roll-out. A fully automated roll-out facility that includes email requests, reminders and prompts for employees and line managers/human resources is provided to enable monitoring and ensure high take-up rates are achieved.

Employee risk assessment. An online questionnaire accessible from smartphone, tablet or computer that provides sufficient information and guidance so that employees can assess and provide photographic evidence of their home working environment, and where possible, solve any hazards for themselves.

Line manager/assessor review. A review facility that allows line managers/human resources to view the risk assessments of allocated employees, including photographic evidence, so that appropriate action can be identified, recorded and tracked to resolve any issues.

Diagnostics. A comprehensive reporting suite that provides meaningful analytics for monitoring and controlling the entire risk assessment and resolution process with dashboards at global, business and local levels and drill down reports for full trend analysis.

Archive. An archive facility that will retain risk assessment records for as long as necessary, in order to support employers’ defence against any legal action or injury claim with respect to health and safety responsibilities in the future.

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