Risk Assessment and Measurements in Teleworking or Working from Home

Dear customers,

If you have chosen to make teleworking or working from home a practice in your business for your employees, you should take into account the following:

The legal and natural persons, employing independently their workers, shall ensure healthy and safe conditions at work for them in all cases related to such work. The conformity of the working environment, of the labour process and of the working equipment with the standards and the requirements for safe and healthy conditions at work shall be achieved by means of approaches and methods for carrying out risk assessment. The necessary measurements of the working environment factors (such as light level, microclimate, etc.) shall be performed in accordance with the requirements of the respective legislative acts and with the frequency determined by the employer for the particular risk assessment. All costs related to providing healthy and safe conditions at work for the employees shall be borne wholly by the employer (Article 16, para 6 of the Law on Health and Safety at Work).

The currently effective legislative framework does not contain exceptions from the quoted rules related to the specific forms of organizing the work – whether teleworking or working from home – i.e. you should have measurements and risk assessment for all places, where you have employees, in particular the so called home office, so widely used in our times.

Do not hesitate to contact our team should you need further information and assistance!

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