Some groups or employees can be more vulnerable than others, and proactive measures can promote equality in the workplace and prevent discrimination.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) defines vulnerable workers as those who are at risk of having their workplace entitlements denied, or who lack the capacity or means to secure them. Several factors can influence the vulnerability of an employee or groups of employees, including:
This guidance is for employers and managers.
It will help you support employees and understand any legal requirements. There are links to government and other organisations who can help.
The guidance will help you with:
How this service works
You will see questions about your situation and advice based on your answers.
The service does not store personal information, but you can save and print the guidance.
More information here.
* We have put the HWW awards programme on hold for now, although we are undertaking a status check process with employers requiring revalidation as a way of extending their award for a 12 month period. If you have any queries, or want to undertake a status check, please contact us on WorkplaceHealth@wales.nhs.uk.