working from home Assessments

working from home ergonomic assessment tool


Most of us, including Recovery Partners consultants, are working from home now. Are you working from your home office? Or maybe you are working from the dining table because someone else in your house has taken over the office.

No matter how you have had to adapt to working from home, you need to have a safe work area to avoid injury, pain or fatigue.

Recovery Partners have created this helpful interactive Working from Home Ergonomic Assessment tool so that you can take your own measurements and ensure that your desk, chair and monitor are set up to meet your individual requirements.

Download here: Working from Home Ergonomic Assessment Tool

Recovery Partners can conduct a virtual Working from Home Ergonomic Assessment for you.
One of our Allied Health Professionals can assess your work area virtually via phone. To book an assessment call 1300 647 789

Working from Home
Risk Assessment

When your employee works from home, their home becomes ‘a place of work’ and you must ensure their health and safety and that of others. The same risks that are present in the usual place of work, can be present in someone’s home. The obligations for safety are no less than if they were working on the company premises.

A Working from Home Risk Assessment will help you:

1. Identify risks

2. Work out a plan to eliminate of control them

3. Suggest guidelines for a successful working from home arrangement. 

Male working from home and has sore neck from working at laptop

Physical environment risks:

  • Obvious physical hazards, such as electrical hazards, and if there is there a safety switch
  • How the employee’s safety can be guaranteed
  • Phone reception (most people don’t have home phones so we need to make sure they can get help if they need it)
  • What would happen if there was a fire or other emergency
  • Ergonomics – most companies don’t want their employees working from a lounge or kitchen table
  • Noise levels, eg if there construction near them if can pose a hazard and distraction
  • Any other physical hazard. 

Conditions that can lead to psychological risks: 

  • Excessive workloads
  • Organisational change
  • Conflicting demands
  • Lack of role clarity
  • Lack of involvement in making decisions
  • Inadequate communication
  • Loneliness
  • Any other psychological risk. 


From our blog

Let’s start a conversation!

Our friendly support team are ready to assist you.
Call us on 1300 OHS RTW (647 789) or email

We welcome your enquiry

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.