Working Conditions are Safe & Hygienic

How to comply 7 - what it looks like in practice

Insurance - all workers

  • Ensure that you have Employers Liability with a suitable provider. This will need to be renewed annually.

Accommodation - all workers

  • If you provide accommodation for workers, ensure that each person has sufficient space according to the law. Refer to Appendix 6 to help you understand how much space is required.

Licensing

  • If you provide accommodation for workers, ensure that you contact your Local Housing Authority to establish whether or not you will require a license for your properties.

Gas certificates

  • Ensure that the properties and all appliances are checked on at least an annual basis by a qualified engineer.

Fire

  • Ensure that you assess properties for fire risks. They could be incorporated into your fire risk assessment at the production site. You should record issues in the same manner as specified above in the risk assessment section.
  • Ensure that there are sufficient fire exits on all levels of the property. This may involve having ladders on the outside of the building to exit from upper levels.
  • Ensure that there is a fire alarm system or a sufficient number of smoke detectors. These need to be loud enough to wake people whilst they are sleeping.
  • If smoke detectors are used, they should be regularly checked to ensure the batteries have not run out. Ensure that you tell workers that they must not remove the batteries from the units.
  • Ensure that there are a sufficient number of appropriate fire extinguishers on all levels of the property. These also need to be regularly checked and maintained to ensure they remain in working order.

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