The Health and Safety Executive outlines that employers have a general duty under section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of their employees at work.

The Health and Safety at work Regulations 1999 further details these responsibilities outlining that employers must risk assess for all new and pregnant employees and well as regularly reviewing the risk to the current employees.

With increasing numbers of employees working at home following Covid-19 the need to provide work based assessments that are applicable in both the office and home and become a necessity to promote health and well being of employees whilst also meeting the Health and Safety Executive's directive and associated laws.