The Working Conditions Act describes the conditions that workplaces must meet so that they are safe and healthy environments for employees. This law obliges the employer to ensure that these matters are safeguarded in the so-called Working Conditions Policy.
Details of the working conditions policy are determined by your employer in collaboration with various internal and external employee representatives such as the works council, trade unions and staff association. The working conditions policy consists of various parts:
It describes how the employer arranges the treatment of sick employees under the supervision of a company doctor.
This describes the possible risks that employees may encounter during work. In order to deal responsibly with these risks, a Plan of Action must be drawn up which indicates how the identified risks are reduced.
This employee plays a leading role in the preparation and implementation of the RI&E. Employers from 25 employees must have appointed at least 1 employer as prevention employee.
Periodic occupational health examination (PAGO)
The employer must ensure that you can periodically undergo an occupational health examination (PAGO). In that case, employees can report to a company doctor for an investigation into work-related health problems. This is an employee’s right, not an obligation.
To this end, Article 15 clearly states that the employer must be assisted in knowledge and skills by appointed emergency response officers. These ensure the exercise and maintenance of a safe work environment. In the event of an emergency, they will also be leading in bringing occupational safety under control.
Article 15 states that the employer must ensure that:
Novo Safety enables employers and employees to comply with all the guidelines of the Dutch Working Conditions Act, including the specific guidelines stipulated in Article 15, by means of an online emergency response course. All of these guidelines have been carefully implemented in Novo Safety’s online courses.
When you comply with the Dutch Working Conditions Act, you automatically also comply with the working conditions guidelines of Europe as drawn up in European legislation of 89-391 / EEC. Novo Safety’s online emergency response courses are therefore very suitable for companies operating within the EU.