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Innovative solutions for temporary home workers

08 April 2020

CARDINUS RISK Management, a subsidiary of AmWins Group, has launched two new solutions to support clients wanting to give the best practical and pragmatic advice and training to employees working from home on a temporary basis during the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown.

Commenting on the launch, Jon Abbott, global ergonomics director stated, “As soon as the potential consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic became apparent the whole Cardinus team mobilised to look at what we could do to provide advice, support and guidance.

Within the first week we held 4 webinar Q&As with experts from ergonomics, health and safety, mental health and lone working with over 200 attendees. 

This was quickly followed by issuing free guidance as email templates on all the key issues of temporary home working and building a COVID-19 H&S hub to provide best practice advice to the industry.

We are now thrilled to be launching two new solutions to give our clients added advice and training. From today we launch a new Help with Temporary Homeworking E-learning course and a Virtual Ergonomics Advice Line for UK and US markets.”

The Help with Temporary Homeworking E-learning course will take an employee through a 15-minute learning experience that covers pragmatic advice to help mitigate pain. The course covers four modules include: 

  • Your comfort and posture

  • Fire and electrical hazards

  • Your wellbeing

  • Safe driving and personal safety

The course includes mini tests to ensure the user fully understands the advice provided but does not include any formal risk assessment, which may be unnecessary for temporary work environments. This solution is currently being offered from £1 per licence. You can book a free trial of the e-learning course on the Cardinus website here.

Clients can link the new course to the Virtual Ergonomics Advice Line where qualified ergonomists and physiotherapists will be available via an online meeting room to provide general non-clinical and medical advice around posture, pain and discomfort management and the temporary workplace. 

Both solutions can be purchased separately, as well as in a package. Enquire about the Virtual Ergonomics Advice line here.

CEO Andy Hawkes added, “We listened to clients and believe that these low-cost solutions will provide them with practical advice and guidance at this difficult time. We are also offering our NHS and charity clients free access to the new course and will also discount the advice line to just cover the costs of the experts’ time.”

For more information on Cardinus’ health and safety and property risk expertise, or to speak to us about our solutions call 020 7469 0200 or email info@cardinus.com.