Working From Home During Covid-19

With the COVID-19 alert level rising to level four from 11:59 pm, 25 March 2020, many workers will be required to work from home over the next four weeks.

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, agencies have a duty to ensure workers are not put at risk by the work they do or by their workplace.

If workers are required to work from home, their home is considered a workplace and agencies have a responsibility to eliminate or minimise the risks so far as reasonably practicable.

Managers can use this guide to put a plan in place with workers to manage health and safety risks while working from home.  Here is our online working from home during COVID-19 guide.

If you have any queries, please contact the GHSL team at ghsl@mpi.govt.nz.