Health and Wellbeing
We know that for many colleagues, different ways of working can have a positive impact on your wellbeing. However there are still some important things for colleagues to be aware of.
Regardless of your work location i.e. campus or home, you should not work if you are unwell.
You should notify your line manager that you are unable to work due to sickness as soon as reasonably practicable in line with the Univeristy sickness procedure.
The workstation assessment is a checklist for staff and students to use to ensure that workstations are set up to the best of their ability, to reduce the risk of pain and ill health that can be associated with the use of Display Screen Equipment (DSE). Everyone is required to carry out a workstation assessment, regardless of the work location, to ascertain whether assistance is required. Colleagues should review every time the working environment changes.
You should liaise with your manager to ensure that your remote working set-up is appropriate and that you are working in a safe manner. However, you must also take responsibility for your own health and safety and that of anyone else who is affected by your work (for example others in your household when you are working from home).
You must notify your manager if:
- you feel any discomfort due to working remotely (such as back pain); or
- you believe that there are any work-related health and safety hazards;
- any work-related accidents occur in your home.
You are required to follow the DSE guidance for setting up a home work station. If additional equipment is required to meet DSE requirements, then staff should speak to their line manager in order to access or purchase these.