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Temporary Worker Health & Safety Policy

Temporary Worker Health & Safety Policy

Effective Date: 17.06.2023


This comprehensive health and safety policy outlines the explicit responsibilities of our esteemed temporary recruitment agency, as well as our dedicated employees, to uphold and prioritize the utmost health, safety, and welfare of all temporary workers placed at client organizations. We are committed to creating a secure and protected work environment for every individual we place, ensuring their well-being and minimizing any potential risks or hazards they may encounter during their assignment.


As a responsible temporary recruitment agency, our commitment includes:

  1. Comprehensive Health and Safety Measures: We prioritize the safety of our temporary workers by providing them with detailed information and training regarding the specific health and safety risks associated with their assigned workplaces.

  2. Competency Assurance: We ensure that our temporary workers possess the necessary skills and qualifications required to effectively perform the tasks assigned to them, thereby maintaining high standards of productivity and efficiency.

  3. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Provision: Our agency takes the responsibility of equipping temporary workers with the required personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and well-being in the workplace.

  4. Incident Investigation and Prevention: In the unfortunate event of any accidents or incidents involving our temporary workers, we conduct thorough investigations to determine the root causes. We take appropriate action to rectify the situation and implement preventive measures to minimize the occurrence of similar incidents in the future.

We understand the importance of safeguarding the well-being of our temporary workers and are dedicated to upholding the highest standards of health, safety, and professionalism in our services.

Temporary workers are expected to fulfill the following responsibilities regarding health and safety:

  1. Adhere to all prescribed health and safety regulations, policies, and procedures in the workplace.

  2. Appropriately utilize personal protective equipment (PPE) as required for their assigned tasks.

  3. Promptly notify their supervisor or the temporary recruitment agency of any identified health and safety issues or concerns.

Ensuring a safe and secure work environment is a top priority, and temporary workers are expected to actively contribute to maintaining high standards of health and safety throughout their assignment.

Health and Safety Risks

Temporary workers may face various health and safety risks while on assignment. It is crucial to be aware of and mitigate these risks to ensure their well-being. Some of the potential hazards that temporary workers may encounter include:

  1. Manual Handling: Temporary workers may be involved in tasks that require lifting, carrying, or moving heavy objects, increasing the risk of strains, sprains, or musculoskeletal injuries.

  2. Working at Height: If temporary workers are assigned tasks that involve working at elevated levels, such as construction or maintenance work, they may be exposed to the risk of falls, which can result in severe injuries.

  3. Electrical Hazards: Temporary workers may encounter electrical hazards if they work in environments where they come into contact with live wires, faulty electrical equipment, or inadequate grounding systems. This can lead to electric shocks or burns.

  4. Chemical Hazards: Depending on the nature of the assignment, temporary workers may be exposed to hazardous chemicals, such as cleaning agents, solvents, or toxic substances. This can pose risks such as skin irritation, respiratory issues, or chemical burns.

  5. Fire Hazards: Temporary workers need to be aware of fire safety protocols and potential fire hazards in their work environment. This includes understanding evacuation procedures, fire extinguisher locations, and proper handling of flammable materials.

  6. Slips, Trips, and Falls: Temporary workers may encounter slippery surfaces, cluttered pathways, or uneven flooring, increasing the risk of slips, trips, and falls. These incidents can lead to injuries ranging from minor bruises to more severe fractures.

It is essential for employers to prioritize the safety of temporary workers by providing proper training, appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), clear instructions, and effective supervision. Regular risk assessments, hazard identification, and safety protocols should be in place to mitigate these risks and ensure a safe working environment for all employees, including temporary staff.

Health and Safety Procedures

At Riverbank Recruitment, we prioritize the health and safety of our temporary workers. We have implemented comprehensive health and safety procedures to ensure their well-being throughout their assignments. Our rigorous measures include:

  1. Thorough Risk Assessment: We conduct a meticulous risk assessment process to identify and evaluate potential health and safety risks associated with different job roles and work environments.

  2. Safe Working Practices: We establish and enforce a set of safe working practices that effectively mitigate health and safety risks. These practices are tailored to the specific requirements of each assignment and adhere to industry standards and regulations.

  3. Incident Reporting and Investigation: We have a robust system in place for reporting and investigating incidents. In the unlikely event of any health or safety issue occurring, we promptly address it, take appropriate corrective actions, and learn from the incident to continuously improve our procedures.

  4. Comprehensive Training: We provide comprehensive training to our temporary workers on health and safety protocols relevant to their assignments. This ensures that they are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain a safe working environment for themselves and those around them.

By choosing Riverbank Recruitment, you can be confident that we prioritize the health and safety of our temporary workers through our stringent procedures and commitment to maintaining a secure work environment.

Monitoring and Review

Riverbank Recruitment is dedicated to prioritizing the health and safety of temporary workers. We place great importance on maintaining a robust and comprehensive health and safety policy. Our team regularly monitors and reviews this policy to ensure its effectiveness in safeguarding the well-being of our temporary workforce.


Riverbank Recruitment places the utmost importance on maintaining a safe and healthy working environment for all our temporary workers. We have developed a comprehensive policy that outlines the responsibilities of both the agency and our employees, demonstrating our commitment to achieving this crucial goal. By adhering to this policy, we strive to create a work atmosphere that promotes the well-being and welfare of every individual within our organization.

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