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Health and safety for gig economy, agency and temporary workers

5. Sector-specific guidance

The majority of gig, agency and temporary workers work in agriculture, construction, transport/logistics, hospitality and cleaning.

Further specific guidance for these sectors is available in the following sources.


Many workers will be recruited for seasonal work in the agriculture sector, like crop harvesting.


Casual or part-time workers are common in the construction sector’s supply chain.


This sector includes those working as couriers or delivery drivers.

Catering and hospitality

Catering and bar workers are often recruited for temporary jobs or one-off events.


Workers in the cleaning sector will often be on temporary contracts.

Updated 2021-03-16