Working Conditions are Safe & Hygienic

How to comply 2 - what it looks like in practice

Training for all workers

Training content

  • Adequate safety training should include training on the H&S risks of their work e.g. the individual’s responsibilities in managing their own H&S (and that of others if it is within their job role).
  • How to minimise the risks associated with work.
  • What to do in an emergency; how to use personal protective equipment effectively
  • How to use machines and handle chemicals safely and how to understand chemical material safety data sheets (if relevant).
  • What to do in a fire emergency.

The effectiveness of the training and whether workers understand what they need to do should be tested, for example by setting a simple test that workers need to complete after receiving training.

  • Develop a training programme that covers all the key risks identified during your risk assessments.
  • Ensure the training includes all of the above content.
  • Ensure that all workers can understand the training – this may require the use of a translator and/or the use of simplified language.
  • Check to see if workers have understood the training content e.g. can they tell you what to do if there is a fire or who they go to if they have an accident?
  • Often managers find that diagrams, posters and pictures are more effective than lots of text. These can be used to show ‘what good looks like’ and ‘what not to do’.
  • Keep training records of the type of training given and who has been trained
  • If a workers changes their job, ensure they receive new H&S training in relation to the new job and the area they will be working in.

Personal protective equipment - all workers

PPE Provision

The purpose of PPE is to reduce the risk to the worker of a particular activity and/or using a particular substance. If it is possible to remove the risk, this should be done, if not, then PPE should be issued to minimise the exposure of the worker to risk.
  • Ensure you know what PPE is required for the work carried out on site. Your risk assessment should give you information on this.
  • Provide the necessary PPE to workers.
  • PPE is provided free of charge before a worker starts their work.
  • PPE is replaced, free of charge, when needed.
  • PPE is appropriate to the type of work and local conditions.


Workers have been in trained in the use of PPE and why they need to wear it (i.e. they know what the risks are if they do NOT use the PPE).

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