Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

Information for employees.

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9.—(1) Without prejudice to the generality of section 8 , every employer shall, when providing information to his or her employees under that section on matters relating to their safety, health and welfare at work ensure that the information—

( a) is given in a form, manner and, as appropriate, language that is reasonably likely to be understood by the employees concerned, and

( b) includes the following information—

(i) the hazards to safety, health and welfare at work and the risks identified by the risk assessment,

(ii) the protective and preventive measures to be taken concerning safety, health and welfare at work under the relevant statutory provisions in respect of the place of work and each specific task to be performed at the place of work, and

(iii) the names of persons designated under section 11 and of safety representatives selected under section 25 , if any.

(2) Where an employee of another undertaking is engaged in work activities in an employer's undertaking, that employer shall take measures to ensure that the employee's employer receives adequate information concerning the matters referred to in subsection (1).

(3) Every employer shall ensure that employees appointed under section 18 and safety representatives, if any, have access, for the purposes of performing their functions relating to the safety, health and welfare of employees, to—

( a) the risk assessment carried out under section 19 ,

( b) information relating to accidents and dangerous occurrences required to be reported to the Authority or a person prescribed under section 33 under the relevant statutory provisions, and

( c) any information arising from protective and preventive measures taken under the relevant statutory provisions or provided by the Authority, a person prescribed under section 33 , or a person referred to in section 34(2) .

(4) ( a) Where an employer proposes to use the services of a fixed-term employee or a temporary employee, the employer shall, prior to commencement of employment, give information to the employee relating to—

(i) any potential risks to the safety, health and welfare of the employee at work,

(ii) health surveillance,

(iii) any special occupational qualifications or skills required in the place of work, and

(iv) any increased specific risks which the work may involve.

( b) Where an employer proposes to use the services of a temporary employee, the employer shall—

(i) specify to the temporary employment business concerned the occupational qualifications necessary for and the specific features of the work for which such an employee is required, and

(ii) ensure that the temporary employment business gives the information referred to in paragraph (a) to the employee.

(5) The temporary employment business referred to in subsection (4)(b) shall give to the employee the information referred to in subsection (4)(b)(i).