I Only Have Part Time Staff, Do I Still Have to Comply With H&S Law?

I Only Have Part Time Staff, Do I Still Have to Comply With H&S Law?


Any number of people performing the same role are exposed to exactly the same risks, regardless of how many hours a week they perform that role for. But do you as an employer still have to comply with H&S law if you only have part time staff?

The short answer is yes. Risk is risk regardless of how long someone is exposed to it for, therefore part time employees should be afforded the same level of risk management as their full time counterparts. Any duties performed by part time workers that present a hazard or danger should be properly risk assessed as usual and the appropriate measures taken to avoid or minimise these hazards. Part timers should also be provided with proper PPE in order to perform their roles.

Legally, companies are required to meet a basic standard of Health & Safety for all employees, regardless of their hours of work.

For more information on part time workers, or to book a Free Review, call on 0844 8797286.

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Northern Accountants

Sarah and the team at Quest have provided us HR support since January 2013.

Quest Consulting Services provided us with a comprehensive employment structure with contacts and a handbook and have been on hand to help me deal with the occasional issue I have faced with team members through their telephone support service.

As our personal Consultant, Sarah provides a quality, professional and complete service which is great value for money.

Northern Accountants

Off Limits Corporate Events

Sarah has transformed our HR and has introduced systems that have taken lots of hassle away from staffing issues within our company.

We have worked with Sarah and her team for 5 years and in this time our business has grown considerably. With telephone support available for all our Managers as they need it plus Sarah and her team proactively keeping us updated on changes in legislation we are reassured that we are in safe hands.

The HR software that Quest implemented also helps us keep on top of the routine aspects of HR such as holiday bookings, recording absence, holding personnel records which then allows Sarah and her team easy access to give us relevant advice.

Our Managers have also benefited from workshops run by Sarah to help develop their skills on handling issues such as disciplinary, appraisals, recruitment etc….

The support of Quest is invaluable and provides a much more cost effective solution than employing a HR Manager in house.

Off Limits Corporate Events

10 Associates

Why would anybody NOT have Sarah working 'alongside' their business?

I've known Sarah for many years and she's always been there for me and the business when her wealth of knowledge has been called upon.

We have used Sarah and her team to handle our contracts, handbook and Health & Safety and they are readily available on the telephone when needed or on site at our premises.

Highly recommended.

10 Associates

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