Lancashire Times
A Voice of the North
9:38 AM 4th May 2021

Companies Urged To Act On The Quality Of Homeworking Environments.

Alex Duckett
Alex Duckett
Homeworking expert Mhor is encouraging companies to make positive steps to address their employees conditions following advice from the Royal Society for the Protection of Health (RSPH).

A survey by RSPH found that 39% of those working from home developed musculoskeletal problems, and one in four (26%) worked from either a sofa or bedroom. The organisation advised that all employees should have access to equipment and a remote assessment to support their physical health.

Mhor provides a fully managed service based on a modular home office delivered ready to 'plug and play'. Each home office is designed to be acoustically insulated and comes with corporate branding, commercial grade lighting, and high standard ergonomic furniture, including sit-stand desks.

Mhor founder Alex Duckett was inspired to launch the new company after speaking to companies struggling to meet compliance requirements and experiencing staff with a wave of issues ranging from back pain to stress.

Alex Duckett, CEO of Mhor, said: "Our vision at Mhor is to give customers their best day at work, at home. Our workspaces were researched and designed to provide a dedicated workspace that creates the optimal environment for productivity and well-being. We recognise that separating work and home can be a challenge, and believe that it's essential to have a distinct workspace at home that is equivalent quality to the office."

Mhor argues that while there is no government law to compel businesses to buy staff office desks, chairs and equipment to work from home, companies have a duty of care for their employees' well-being.

The company also advises employees who work from home on a hybrid or permanent basis to establish routines that help them separate their personal and work lives. While each circumstance is different, measures can be taken to create a distinct workspace and routine with regular breaks and work patterns.