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New guidance: Gig economy, agency worker and temporary worker employers benefit from new guidance on their health and safety responsibilities

Author: Atom Content Marketing

Published: 01 Jul 2022

Businesses involved with the gig economy and/or agency or temporary workers will welcome new guidance from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to help them to better understand their health and safety responsibilities towards such workers.

Relevant businesses will include:

  • suppliers such as employment agencies and employment businesses
  • end user businesses

who require work on demand, or provide it via an online platform or on a task-by-task basis.

The free guidance ‘Health and safety for gig economy, agency and temporary workers’ makes it clear that such workers should be treated the same as other workers for health and safety purposes, and may also be entitled to certain employment rights as 'limb (b) workers' – generally, workers with a more casual working relationship, under a contract for service.

Operative date

  • Now


  • Employers should view the new guidancethe new guidance on the HSE website and review their health and safety arrangements for such workers to ensure compliance where appropriate.

This article from Atom Content Marketing is for general guidance only, for businesses in the United Kingdom governed by the laws of England. Atom Content Marketing, expert contributors and ICAEW (as distributor) disclaim all liability for any errors or omissions.

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