COVID-19: Help for FM's, HR and Office Managers

Times – they have changed! It’s very sad – but we can do this…..

Whilst some of you may be ahead of the game and have all of your remote working/disaster recovery strategies sorted in terms of how you handle the next few weeks, we know that many of you haven’t.

Our phones have been ringing off the hook with Facilities Managers, HR professionals and Office Managers looking for advice on how to manage the DSE and general risk element of home-working. And we expect that to continue over the next few weeks while we all scramble to make sure our businesses keep going, and our employees are supported in changing their ways and location of work.

So here are the ways in which we can help:

Risk Assessment & Training for Employers and Employees

Don’t panic! You’re not alone.
Many people’s home-working environment clearly isn’t ideal if this is going to go on for a while.

So we’ve put together a pragmatic, no-nonsense online training package for anyone responsible for the health and welfare of employees working from home. We’ll lead you through the all the areas you need to be covering in your risk assessments for home-workers – not just DSE, but all the other areas that need to considered; we’ll provide you with a risk assessment template that you can use for your employees; and we’ll provide up to 3 hours of Consultancy as part of the package for you to use however suits you – be that remote assessments, telephone advice, H&S policy review to include home-working, or tailoring of the risk assessment to suit your needs – whatever you need right now.
Home-working risk assessments – all you need to know
Risk assessment training for you and your employees
3 hours of Consultancy to use however you need
Online risk assessments for your employees (coming very soon…)

This page is very much ‘work in progress’ – we’re working on providing you a link to just book this course from here, but until we sort that, please just call us on the usual number and we’ll get you signed up.

Advice for Managers

We’re happy to offer straightforward, honest advice on best practice under these trying circumstances – just book yourself a half-hour slot and we can chat through what you’re doing now, and what steps you need to take to keep everyone safe and comfortable.

This call will be with Jill Farmer – Registered Osteopath, Chartered Ergonomist, and Workwise MD

  • FREE 1:1 advice from Chartered Ergonomist
  • Pragmatic advice for employers and employees
  • Simple solutions that you can action straight away

£FREE – soooo difficult to know what to charge for this – we’re a small business and need to survive the next few months, but at the same time we do desperately want to support as much as possible. So for now our time and expertise is free and given with love xx

Home and remote workers need assessments too!

We carry out our remote assessments via Zoom, or whatever video conferencing option suits you, so that we can get as close as possible to actually being there in person. We explore the difficulties you or your employees may be having, and guide you through the simple changes you can make to your setup, working position, and behaviours to get you comfy, and keep you comfy.

We can’t say that this way of doing assessments is as easy as doing them face to face – you do have to be really experienced to be able to read between the lines and get to the bottom of what the difficulties actually are with someone’s remote setup, create a rapport, and to propose appropriate solutions. That’s why this service is only offered by our most experienced team members – you’re getting to talk to the best!

DSE Remote Assessment

  • 1:1 session with Chartered Ergonomist
  • 1-hour remote assessment via zoom
  • Personalised DSE assessment/report
  • Full list of pragmatic actions for employer and employee
  • Suitable for any employee or individual that needs help and advice

£100 + VAT – maybe….. Again – this is just so difficult to price at the moment. This is our standard price for a single remote assessment, and if you are in a position to afford this right now, then we’d really appreciate your support – just click the link and book your slot. But if this is more than you can afford right now, or if you have more than 1 person that needs our help, then please do just call us as we don’t want anyone to be uncomfortable – we can sort something out. We believe in Karma – what goes around comes around – especially in these difficult times xx

Happy Client

“Really not sure what we would have done without Workwise. Amazing support throughout our agile transition, sensible advice, and lovely to work with – thank you.”

Annette Devereux, H&S Manager – Camden Council

Want to chat with us?

Every office ergonomics project will be different so please do get in touch and we’ll then be able to chat about what we can do to help.