Safety in the Remote Workspace

A remote workspace has many benefits; for instance, you get to work from the confines of your home, have more family time, and don’t commute. However, it also has drawbacks, such as body aches, eye strain, and mental fatigue. Also, you’re at risk of cyber threats and slips, trips, or falls. Your employer should provide a remote workspace safety checklist. But if they don’t, here are some tips for managing remote workspace risks.

Cybersecurity Risks

While technology has made communication solutions more accessible, it also presents an increased risk of cybersecurity threats. Remote workspaces don’t have the same security as an office, so you must observe cyber security hygiene.

According to, two protocols gaining approval in VoIP are SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) and H.323, designed to offer multimedia support to communication solutions such as web-based video conferencing.

Ergonomic Workspace

Some employers offer employees ergonomic workspaces for both on-site and offsite undertakings. If you fall in this category, you need communication solutions from your employer to help you avoid ergonomics-related injuries.

The following suggestions might come in handy:

  1. Arrange your workspace, especially your monitor and keyboard, to avoid unnecessary arm, back, eye, head, and neck strain.
  2. Choose a setup that’s height adjustable and can support your back.
  3. Schedule breaks to avoid sitting for long periods.

Fire Safety

Just like in the office, fire safety in a remote workspace is vital. Some of the measures you can take to enhance fire safety in your home include:

Inspect cables such as extensions to ensure they’re in good condition.

General fire safety: ensure you have a working fire extinguisher and smoke detector.

Mental Health and Stress Levels

Managing stress levels and overall mental wellbeing is even more crucial for remote workers. It’s vital that you contain your stress levels by not overworking yourself and staying in contact with colleagues, friends, and family.

Slips, Trips, and Falls

Everyday occurrences such as slips, trips, and falls are things to look out for in your remote workspace. As a result, you should carefully evaluate your remote workspace to see if there is anything that is a potential hazard.

As a remote worker, it’s vital that you ensure you have a safe and healthy working space. Therefore, consider implementing the tips listed above to stay safe. Give us a call today for more information.