Working Conditions are Safe & Hygienic

What you must do - Law 6
Welfare

  • All workers should be provided with sufficient sanitary conveniences, washing facilities and drinking water while they are at work.
  • It is illegal for anyone to smoke within a workplace as of the 1st July 2007. This includes within working vehicles.

Medicals

Night workers

  • Night workers should undergo a medical before starting work—this should be repeated on an annual basis.

Minors

  • Children under 16 cannot work in any ‘industrial undertaking’. This includes working in a factory or packaging plant.
  • Children are restricted to undertaking ‘light’ duties. This is defined as work that is not harmful to their health and safety.
  • In order to employ a minor you must conduct a risk assessment that takes into account the particular dangers presented to minors in the work place, their relative inexperience and reduced risk awareness.

Young Workers

  • Young workers under the age of 18 are NOT permitted to work with hazardous substances and machinery, and you must take particular account of the workers’ inexperience due to their age.
  • Before employing a young person you must complete a risk assessment that takes into account the particular dangers presented to young people in the work place, and their relative inexperience and reduced risk awareness.

Insurance - all workers

  • Employers must have Employers Liability Insurance to cover workers whilst they are carrying out work activities.

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