A safe place of work

You must:


You must provide:

Moving around the premises

You must have:


You must:

Hygiene and welfare

You must provide:

In some circumstances your risk assessment will highlight the need to provide additional specific controls, for example:

Comfortable conditions

You must provide:

Working outdoors

For work outdoors you should consider things such as the weather, temperature (both hot and cold) and sun exposure.

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The law

Under the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, you have a legal duty to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable This means balancing the level of risk against the measures needed to control the real risk in terms of money, time or trouble. However, you do not need to take action if it would be grossly disproportionate to the level of risk. , the health, safety and welfare at work of your employees.

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (the Management Regulations) require you to assess and control risks to protect your employees.

Updated 2022-09-06