Homeworkers are those employed to work at home or in other premises of their own choice other than the workplace of the employer. Homeworking is not a specific job in itself but a method of working which can be relevant to many job roles.
Homeworkers are covered by health and safety law in the same way as any other employed worker, but as this topic describes, there are a range of issues specific to these workers that must be considered in order to keep them safe in their homes.
Under the Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974 (HSWA), employers have a duty to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all employees, including homeworkers.
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