Five Key Safety Areas to Consider When Working in Winter

​The shortest day may be over, but with several months of winter still to go, we can continue to expect the cold temperatures, rain, hail, wind, snow and fog that are usual this time of year. How will these conditions impact your health and safety obligations? Here are five key areas where you might consider extra measures to protect workers in the United Kingdom over the winter.

Duties of an Employer

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, an employer has a duty to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all employees. You also have an equivalent duty to anyone else who may be affected by the work being carried out—including self-employed workers, contractors, visitors or members of the…

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