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Advice for workers

What your employer must do


Information and training

Equipment and clothing

Your welfare

Women and young people

What you must do as an employee

You should also let your employer know (in writing) if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have given birth within the past six months.

What to do if you are concerned about your health and safety

If you still think you or other workers are at risk, contact HSE. You can speak to HSE confidentially and without giving your name.

Under British law, you have other basic rights such as limits on how long you have to work, time off, rest breaks and paid annual leave. See useful contacts for workers.

HSE has produced a pocket card aimed at overseas workers:

This provides basic and essential information on your rights and responsibilities under UK health and safety legislation - the information applies to all industries.

A number of our publications have also been translated into languages other than English. These are available from the publications in other languages section.