Agency/temporary workers

Businesses and self-employed people using temporary workers must provide the same level of health and safety protection for them as they do for employees.

Providers of temporary workers and employers using them need to co-operate and communicate clearly with each other to ensure risks to those workers are managed effectively.

You need to agree who does what. Don't assume the 'other side' will take responsibility:

Under the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003, agencies and businesses that use workers supplied by them must exchange the information they both need to ensure the safety of workers.

Further information

Updated 2022-09-06