How do I set up a homeworking arrangement?

Your organisation may have a homeworking agreement. Obtain a copy and check your entitlements. Discuss the arrangements with your union safety rep. A good homeworking policy will explain:

  • what is meant by homeworking;
  • how you apply to work from home;
  • how a role is assessed as being suitable or not;
  • how someone’s home environment is assessed;
  • when the homeworker has to give the employer access to their home (for example, to conduct a risk assessment or set up IT equipment);
  • how any sensitive work data is to be kept secure;
  • what equipment will be provided by the employer;
  • how the homeworker will be managed; 
  • whether the homeworker has to attend the office on a regular basis (for example, to attend monthly team meetings); and
  • what the core hours are. 
Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.