eMPLOYERS DUTY RE STOREAGE OF CLOTHES

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eMPLOYERS DUTY RE STOREAGE OF CLOTHES

Postby QUIST » 7 Jul 2015, 11:19am

Does anyone know if an employer has a duty to provide storeage for noncycling look reasonably smart at work clothes?

Thanks in advance

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Re: eMPLOYERS DUTY RE STOREAGE OF CLOTHES

Postby NUKe » 7 Jul 2015, 11:33am

quite simply, legally no they don't. but you may want to point out the usefulness of such storage.
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Re: eMPLOYERS DUTY RE STOREAGE OF CLOTHES

Postby whoof » 7 Jul 2015, 11:48am

This is what needs to be provided and doesn't include cycle facilities.

http://www.healthandsafetyworksni.gov.u ... elfare.htm

As above point out that be making a small space for such items they may gain be needing fewer parking places, employees are generally more punctual (less likelihood of being delayed in traffic), fewer sickness days etc if they commute by bike.

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Re: eMPLOYERS DUTY RE STOREAGE OF CLOTHES

Postby QUIST » 7 Jul 2015, 11:55am

I rather thought this might be case- i'm not particuarly partial to scrumping a shirt up after insertiung razor sharp creases

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Re: eMPLOYERS DUTY RE STOREAGE OF CLOTHES

Postby TrevA » 7 Jul 2015, 11:58am

There was an article in the news recently about health workers travelling to work in their uniforms and therefore exposing them to germs, etc.
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Re: eMPLOYERS DUTY RE STOREAGE OF CLOTHES

Postby don1 » 7 Jul 2015, 3:52pm

TrevA wrote:There was an article in the news recently about health workers travelling to work in their uniforms and therefore exposing them to germs, etc.


Quite frankly it doesn't matter in most cases. The majority of health workers wash their own clothes, and modern domestic washing machines do not cater for a thermal disinfection type cycle in line with HSG guidelines, which is now CFPP something or other guidelines.
Harmful infectious bugs and viruses don't get destroyed properly in a domestic machine.

This is a bigger issue in my opinion than clothes getting mucky en route to work.