Monday 29 March 2021
Delivered online by Zoom 09.30 to 13.00.
The Covid lockdown has made home working a necessity and now some staff (and whole organisations) are starting to think about maintaining an element of home working once the virus passes. But what should be considered?
This short course is intended as a practical overview of the legal situation, the HR considerations and the health & safety considerations for home working.
We first look at the legal situations, for instance:
What must you make sure an employee has / is provided with?
What about their own insurance cover, and your organisations? For instance, would you be able to meet a including a claim from a third party
We then talk through the practicalities of carrying out a health and safety risk assessment for the home worker, for instance.
Do they have a suitable area at home to work?
Is their equipment and their working area safe. Could it cause long-term damage?
And we finish by looking at issues around support supervision, for instance:
Getting upfront agreements on how often the employee will attend the main office
Agreeing how performance will be monitored and managed
Agreeing arrangements for claiming expenses, what can be claimed and how
Agreeing how often the homeworking arrangement will be reviewed
We end by considering a homeworking policy, and what should go in it
Course Tutor: Brian McNee, Director of Training at Civicos Training and Communications and delivers courses in personal safety, personal development, human psychology, management and business skills.
The course is being delivered online, using the video conferencing service ZOOM. See more about Zoom, and how we will use it, on our Courses page.
This course is available for your own organisation. It can be delivered online via Zoom or Microsoft teams. We can also deliver classroom style, if your premises meet the current Covid guidelines on hygeine and spacing.
For a no-commitments chat, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Policies and Procedures for Home Working
Things you need to know if you are thinking of keeping an element of home working going after Covid.