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Do you have staff working from home? Check the checklist

Do you have staff working from home? Check the checklist


Below is a guideline that both you and the employee could review and sign off prior to them working from home.

Remember that getting your employees to complete a checklist like this is a first step towards ensuring that a home office is a safe place to work…

Is there a working smoke detector?

Yes / No

Is there an ergonomic chair and adequately sized work surfaces?

Yes / No

Is a fire extinguisher readily available?

Yes / No

Is a basic first aid kit easily accessible?

Yes / No

Are exits from the work area clear and unobstructed?

Yes / No

Are all electrical cords and appliances safely secured and tested and tagged?

Yes / No

Is there a RCD / Electrical Safety Switch and is it regularly tested?

Yes / No

Are there any tripping hazards?

Yes / No

Are all floor coverings safe and non-slip?

Yes / No

Are there appropriate handrails on any stairs?

Yes / No

Is the lighting appropriate for the work being undertaken?

Yes / No

Is there proper ventilation and adequate heating/cooling?

Yes / No

Do you require any specific equipment or changes to the office?

Yes / No

Are there any duty of care issues to be considered?

Yes / No


Signature of employee: Date:


Signature of Employer: Date:


Title of Employer representative:

Courtesy of Centre for Tasmanian Industry