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Industrial Health and Safety: Temporary Employment

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 5 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he has taken to ensure all temporary and agency workers are incorporated into the legal framework of health and safety. (188364)

Temporary and agency workers have been protected by the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 since it came into force, and by relevant statutory provisions made under the Act since then, including in particular sections of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 applying specifically to workers in these categories. The Health and Safety Executive enforces the legislation in respect of this group in the same way as to any other group, as set out in its enforcement policy statement.