A migrant worker is defined by the United Nations as a person who moves to another country or area away from their habitual place of residence in order to find employment, including seasonal or temporary work.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) defines migrant workers as someone who is, or has been, working in the UK in the last 12 months, and has come to the UK from abroad to work within the past five years.

This topic describes the health and safety issues to consider when employing migrant workers, particularly with regard to the potential language and cultural barriers, and enabling migrant workers to do their jobs safely.

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