Working healthy and safely

A healthy and safe workplace

Working healthily and safely is a key issue. In the Netherlands, employers and employees must follow certain rules. Your employer is obliged to inform you and explain them to you. If there is something you do not understand or if you need more information, talk to your manager or the prevention officer about which precautions you can take to work healthily and safely. Be aware of your rights, when it comes for instance to personal protective equipment. This is the responsibility of your employer to provide it to you.

Working hours

Do you have questions regarding the rules for working hours and breaks? Do you know that sometimes the sector has drawn up additional rules? Do not forget to double check your collective labour agreement (CAO) or ask your employer which rules apply to the company you are working for. All the information or the references to the CAO should be included in your contract.

Do you have questions regarding:

  • Work in night shifts?
  • Payment for extra hours?
  • What to do in case of illness?

Check the information at workinnl.nl.