The Workplace, (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations

The Workplace, (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 relate to the physical conditions of the workplace. The regulations require employers to provide minimum workplace standards. Domestic premises are not covered by the regulations.

The regulations cover the following general categories;-
  • Maintenance of workplace, and of equipment, devices and systems
  • Ventilation
  • Temperature in indoor workplaces
  • Lighting
  • Cleanliness and waste materials
  • Room dimensions and space
  • Workstations and seating
  • Condition of floors and traffic routes
  • Falls or falling objects
  • Windows, and transparent or translucent doors, gates and walls
  • Windows, skylights and ventilators
  • Ability to clean windows etc. safely
  • Organisation etc. of traffic routes
  • Doors and gates
  • Escalators and moving walkways
  • Sanitary conveniences
  • Washing facilities
  • Drinking water
  • Accommodation for clothing
  • Facilities for changing clothing
  • Facilities for rest and to eat meals

Welfare Regulations, Work Environment