The impact and benefits of shift work to employers and employees
Shift working is increasing in the UK, and more workplaces are identifying productivity advantages of employees working a variety of schedules.
The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 places the general duty on you to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of all your employees.
To achieve this you need to provide adequate
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 places a duty on employers to assess and manage risks to their employees and others arising from work activities. Employees must work safely in accordance with their training and the instructions given to them.
The Working Time Regulations 1998 (as amended) (WTR) lay down the minimum legal requirements on how to organise working time.
Visit the HSE site for the Working Time Regulations
The Safety Representatives and Safety Committee Regulations 1977 and the Health and Safety (Consultation with Employees) Regulations 1996 explained how employers consult their employees and their Trade Union Representatives on health and safety issues within the workplace.
For information on workplace health, safety and wellbeing, contact your local health board team