General Duties to Non-Employees
The employer has other particular general duties in the Health and Safety at Work Act where he makes non-domestic premises available for people not in his employment to use those premises as:
- a place of work (for example, office or workshop space rented out to tenants); or
- a place for using plant or substances provided there for their use (for example, a self-service launderette).
In such circumstances, the employer who has or shares responsibilities as a controller of those premises must take reasonable measures to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the absence of risks to health or safety to non-employees visiting the premises as regards:
- the premises themselves;
- the means of access and egress;
- any plant or substance in the premises.