The Act recognises that volunteers doing work activities for other persons should have their health and safety protected because their well-being and work are as important as the well-being and work of employees.
How to keep our volunteers safe
The key to excellent health and safety management is good planning and good communication.
The Act sets out a number of steps that can be taken to help keep people safe.
In particular, these steps focus on:
Volunteers are covered by section 19 of the Act, which sets out the duty on employees (and in this case, volunteers) to take all practicable steps to ensure their own safety and the safety of others at work.
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