Suitable and sufficient washing facilities must be provided at readily accessible places in the Workplace. These facilities must include showers if required for health reasons by the nature of the work.
Whether or not they are also provided elsewhere, washing facilities must be provided:
Content of Facilities
Washing facilities must include:
At remote or temporary work sites without running water, sufficient water in containers for personal hygiene should be provided.
Condition of Facilities
Rooms with washing facilities must be sufficiently ventilated and lit.
Facilities should provide adequate protection from the weather.
Washing facilities and the rooms containing them must be kept in a clean and orderly condition.
Separate washing facilities must be provided for men and women except where:
Number of Facilities
The minimum number of washing stations depends on the number of people at work:
- they are in a room intended for use by one person at a time which has a door that can be secured from the inside; or
- they are provided for washing the hand, forearms and face only.
Special provision should be made for any workers with disabilities.
Where arrangements exist to use facilities provided by someone else, such as a landlord, the employer must ensure the requirements as regards facilities and numbers are met.