Agile Working

Have you assessed your employees agile working environment?

Since COVID and lockdown, it has become clear that agile and hybrid working has become very popular with many benefits for employees.

As an employer, if you have made the decision to adopt agile working at your workplace, there are a number of areas that you should consider – wherever your staff are working, it’s still the employer’s responsibility to take all reasonable steps to ensure their welfare, safety and health under the terms of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 – this includes assessing the risks for each employee’s agile work environment just as you would in the traditional workplace – this should include using Display Screen Equipment (DSE) and setting up their workstation, security at home and on location, physical hazards, and mental health and wellbeing.

Creating an Agile Working Policy
Defining business guidelines and policies is essential when it comes to agile working to enable your staff and teams to make arrangements and decisions. Employee consultation and collaboration needs to be sought from an early stage – open up communication and buy-in.  You’ll need to assess individuals and their roles for suitability for agile/hybrid working and what needs to be done to achieve this, including identifying any potential barriers.