Covid-19 has forced many organisations throughout the world to explore working from home (WFH) in order for business to continue and in most cases, survive. Whether working on site or working from home, organisations still have a duty of care to ensure risks to their workers are properly managed. When employing a new workstation, a risk assessment should be conducted. A self-assessment checklist or questionnaire is an effective way to assess risks and can be completed by employees in their new working environments. When designing a checklist, questions should confirm as to whether the layout of the workstation is suitable for the workers mental and physical health and identify any additional needs. Getting additional necessary equipment to workers may be challenging; therefore, organisations should provide workers with advice on how to modify workstations with equipment they may have in the house to ensure worker safety. Self-assessments should also ensure workers are being compliant with any specific organisational policy and procedures.

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