Your health and safety as a gig economy, agency or temporary worker

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

If you are a gig, agency or temporary worker then your health and safety is protected by law and employment businesses/agencies have a duty to make sure that they follow it.

You have health and safety responsibilities too:

  • You have a duty to take reasonable care for your own health and safety and that of other people who may be affected by your actions at work.
  • You must co-operate with your employment business and the end user where you are working, including participating in any necessary health and safety training and instruction,
  • It is your responsibility to use any machinery or equipment provided in line with the training you receive, and to inform the person that provided the equipment or machinery if it is lost or damaged

Find out more

There is more information on health and safety of gig economy, agency and temporary workers. It includes guidance on the duties of suppliers including employment agencies and end user businesses.

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