An employer's duty to do what is reasonably practicable to ensure the health and safety of their workers continues to apply even when employees are working from home.
This checklist sets out a (non-exhaustive) list of WHS considerations for employees working from home. You can use this checklist to have your employees assess their home-based working area.
For more information on WHS obligations for employers, you can read our article on Work Health and Safety (WHS) available here.
Designated Work Area
Set up a designated work area in your home, operate from that area, and ensure that:
If your work requires specific confidentiality or security measures, these will likely be required as much at home as they are in the office. Think about the confidentiality and security disciplines you can implement, for example:
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