This topic looks at the work environment itself and covers the workspace, how it is heated, ventilated, lit and cleaned, and the facilities which must be provided for workers to accommodate their personal needs.

For residential social care, the topic is relevant to any premises where care is carried out. In domiciliary care, the topic applies to any offices provided by or used by an organisation. It does not apply to the private homes of service users.

The topic is intended to give managers a short, general introduction to essential health and safety law relating to the workplace environment. For more specific information, follow the links to other topics.

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