Working From Home
It’s important to make sure that your work equipment is safe and that other members of your household, especially small children, can’t be harmed by it. Electrical safety is extremely important and you should beware of overloading socket points. The equipment you use must be fit for the job and checked regularly. You also need to protect your work from other occupants of your home.
There are many things to consider when setting up your work area, such as:
- equipment must meet basic standards and be properly set up
- chairs should be adjustable to suit any user
- computer equipment should be safe and not affect the user’s health
- computer screens (VDUs) should be free from glare and reflections
- workstations must be adjusted to a comfortable position, with the keyboard in the correct position
- you must take regular breaks from screen work
General tips for your home office
If possible, try to allocate a room for your office. This way you will be able to work away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of your house. You can even fit a lock to the door so that when you are not working you can lock away your office.
Always make sure that you plan the layout of your office correctly including measuring and re-measuring the room to make sure that the office furniture will fit. Try to use furniture that is fit for purpose and buy this from a reputable supplier, preferably one who will deliver and install the equipment.
If your work involves using a computer, make sure that you have completed a workstation risk assessment. You will need to check to see if by using your home as an office you may be liable for business rates.
Check with your employer as to whether they have insurance cover in place for working at home, you may also need to check with your own insurer to ensure that you have appropriate cover.
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IT Support FAQs
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1. What are IT packages?
They are a monthly contract with your IT services provider, who will be responsible for keeping certain elements of your IT software (like Microsoft products) and hardware (like laptops and desktop computers) operational. Managed IT packages ensure you have the coverage and protection your company needs to stay productive. They are cheaper than ad hoc support when something goes wrong, and ensure priority service.
2. What are managed IT services?
This is when you engage an external team to handle your IT support. It’s an efficient and cost-effective way of maintaining your IT infrastructure. An IT support provider will be up-to-date on current best practice and the latest certifications and have the resource to respond to emergencies promptly. For businesses that don’t have an internal IT support team, it means your employees remain productive and aren’t trying to troubleshoot issues themselves. We can also support an internal IT support team.
3. Will I get on-site support with an IT managed services package?
Yes, on-site support is included – as far as we’re concerned, it’s an essential component of good service. We can solve most maintenance and arising problems remotely as part of a managed IT services package. However, if we need to make an on-site visit, we include this in all our packages too, with no extra charge for time and travel.