Reviewed and updated 31/03/2022
University College Dublin is committed to providing a safe place of work for all of its employees. This extends to persons working from home / remotely and has produced a number of documents and guides to advise and assist all persons engaging in home working.
The UCD Home Working Safety Guidelines provides guidance for employees and managers relating to Home Working, and considerations to be made in terms of their safety requirements. This document must be read in conjunction with completing the Home Working Safely Training
All home working must be subjected to a risk assessment. The process for this is set out below and the SIRC Office can be contacted if advice on any aspect of home working safety is required.
Step 1: The home worker should complete the Home Working Safely Training
Step 2: The home worker completes a Home Working Risk Assessment Checklist to assess specific risks to their safety from home working and what steps are required to reduce the risk.
Step 3: The home worker puts in place the necessary measures to ensure their safety. If additional equipment is required then this need should be shared with their Line Manager.
Note: The SIRC Office can carry out virtual ergonomic assessments of the home working setup as required. Staff who may be at higher risk during home working, for example due to a pre-existing musculoskeletal injury or other conditions, are strongly advised to utilise a virtual ergonomic assessment. Contact email@example.com to arrange.