Employer must provide a safe and healthy environment for all workers
and take their welfare needs into account. However, this doesn't have to be complicated
This applies to a very wide range of workplaces - not only factories, shops and
offices but also schools, hospitals, hotels and places of entertainment etc.
What does the workplace cover?
Workplace means any premises or part of a premises which are made available to
any person as a place of work. It does not cover domestic premises.
The term workplace also includes the common parts of shared buildings, private
roads and paths on industrial estates and business parks.
Employer must consider, for example, lighting, ventilation, temperature,
toilets and washing facilities.
Employer must also consider the needs of people with disabilities who may have
specific needs, for example adapted toilet and washing facilities, wide
doorways and gangways.
AplusA-online.de - Source: Health and Safety Executive - HSE