Ways to promote remote workers’ safety and wellbeing

Nearly half of all workers in Western Europe (129.5 million) spend at least some time working away from a main office or location, a number that seems to be increasing.

Ways to promote remote workers’ safety and wellbeing

With limited regular face-to-face contact, problems accessing safety and health resources, and having more than one place of work – where risks might be harder to predict and control – managing the health and safety of distributed workers presents significant challenges.

Findings, advice, case studies and practical resources published by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), which sponsored this work by researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA), Kingston University London and Affinity Health at Work, show the vital roles managers have in helping assure their remote workers’ safety.

‘Out of Sight, Out of Mind’ explored existing research, leadership styles and models, elements of management and communication, and direct contact with safety and health practitioners.

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