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Status of workers

Introduction

1. This section provides an outline of rules that determine the employment status of workers, both employees and self employed persons, for the purposes of Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

2. The question of whether a person is or is not an employee is a crucial question because it can affect the nature of the duties owed towards them under health and safety legislation.

3. Section 53 (1) HSWA contains the following definitions:

Updated 2017-03-12