Health and safety for employees
All employees are entitled to a safe and healthy environment. In all workplaces, risks to health and safety must be identified and adequately controlled.
Employees should expect at work:
Safe working conditions
All employers should regularly consult their workers on health and safety issues. Any concerns raised by employees should be noted and acted on promptly.
Staff welfare and facilities
Workplaces must meet the health, safety and welfare needs of employees. This may include providing basic welfare facilities such as toilets, washing facilities and drinking water. It may also include arrangements for people with disabilities.
First Aid at work
Workplaces should have suitable arrangements to ensure employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.
You should inform your employer when workplace accidents occur. They are responsible for reporting some work related accidents, diseases and dangerous occurrences. We investigate complaints from employees regarding unsafe or poor working conditions in premises throughout Newark and Sherwood.
Firstly, we would encourage you to raise any concerns directly with your employer (or through your safety representative) before contacting us. This gives your employer the opportunity to address the matter. If you are not satisfied with their response or they fail to address your concerns, please contact us for further advice.
Health and Safety Executive – employers’ responsibilities
Health and Safety Executive, staff welfare
Health and Safety Executive, First Aid