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Ergonomic home working – Guides for Employers and Employees

As more people are working from home on a regular or permanent basis, setting up an ergonomic workspace in the home is more important than ever. We've produced two guides, one explaining employers’ responsibilities to their remote working employees, and the other, a practical guide for users of laptops and computers to optimise their home working environment, and help improve productivity and comfort.


Employer guide


Employee guide

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    New 'Home Working Solutions' package to help employers fulfil their duty of care

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    New guidance for employers of home workers

    News September 2020

    Employers have same health and safety responsibilities for home workers as for any other workers

  • ‘Perceived comfort’ is latest focus for the Research Association

    ‘Perceived comfort’ is latest focus for the Research Association

    News July 2020

    Can pressure mapping be used as a tool to assess comfort?

  • Implications of providing office/contract chairs for employees who are working at home

    Implications of providing office/contract chairs for employees who are working at home

    News July 2020

    Clarification from OPSS: do office chairs in the home need to comply with the FFFSR if they've been tested to BS 7176: 2...

  • Beyond 100 days of home working

    Beyond 100 days of home working

    News July 2020

    Guides on the ergonomics of home working, full practical tips for any new, or a seasoned home worker

  • New standard for bariatric beds

    New standard for bariatric beds

    News October 2019

    Specifies safety, strength and durability performance requirements

  • Herman Miller receives FIRA Ergonomics Excellence Award

    Herman Miller receives FIRA Ergonomics Excellence Award

    News February 2019

    Four chairs within the Cosm range are included in the award

  • ​New Furniture Design Toolkit for Domestic Furniture now available

    ​New Furniture Design Toolkit for Domestic Furniture now available

    News February 2016

    The Furniture Design Toolkit for the domestic sector is the only design resource to contain this highly valuable informa...

  • FIRA International Ergonomics Excellence Award Holders

    FIRA International Ergonomics Excellence Award Holders

    Companies awarded by FIRA International for their design and manufacture of ergonomically excellent products

  • Furniture Design Toolkit for Domestic Furniture

    Furniture Design Toolkit for Domestic Furniture

    Knowledge Hub

    Guide to assist designers and manufacturers of bedroom, living room, dining room and home office furniture

  • Furniture Design Toolkit - Office and Contract Furniture

    Furniture Design Toolkit - Office and Contract Furniture

    Knowledge Hub

    Guide to assist designers and manufacturers of office and contract furniture

  • Kitchen Layout Design Guide

    Kitchen Layout Design Guide

    Knowledge Hub

    Guide to assist designers and manufacturers across the kitchen sector

  • A review into the validity of interface pressure mapping to assess perceived comfort: Guidelines for best practice

    A review into the validity of interface pressure mapping to assess perceived comfort: Guidelines for...

    Knowledge Hub

    Can pressure mapping be used as a tool to assess comfort?