Temporary workers may be employed directly by employers on temporary contracts, or supplied through agencies on a temporary basis.

Temporary workers employed directly by employers should be regarded as employees and therefore be treated like any other member of staff under health and safety legislation.

Responsibility for the safety and welfare of the temporary worker lies with both the employer and host employer, and each organisation has certain duties to fulfil, as this topic describes.

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