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Employee

All workers are entitled to work in environments where risks to their health and safety are properly controlled. Under health and safety law, the primary responsibility for this is down to employers.

Agency/temporary workers

All workers are entitled to work in an environment where the risks to their health and safety are properly controlled.

If you are an agency/temporary worker then your health and safety is protected by law and employment businesses (agencies) have a duty to make sure that they follow the law.

Overseas workers

If you are working here from overseas you can find information on health and safety including your basic rights and conditions of work.

Safety representatives

Employers must consult employees on health and safety issues. Consultation must be either direct or through a safety representative that is either elected by the workforce or appointed by a trade union. Health and safety representatives have functions given by law.

2013-11-12