Working well from home

When working from home, try to:

  • create physical separation between work and leisure time – if possible, try working in a different room than the one you usual spend most of your leisure time in

  • stay connected – create a network of regular, supportive communication with your colleagues during your working hours

  • arrange frequent two-way feedback sessions about work and work-related issues

  • keep in touch with staff working from home (if you’re a manager) and ensure regular contact to make sure they are healthy and safe. If contact is poor, workers may feel disconnected, isolated or abandoned • break up long spells of Display Screen Equipment (DSE) work with rest breaks (at least 5 minutes every hour) or changes in activity

  • avoid awkward, static postures by regularly changing position

  • get up and move or do stretching exercises

  • avoid eye fatigue by changing focus or blinking from time to time.