Assess if a worker is fit to carry out night work

Key points

  • An employer must offer a free health assessment to any worker who is to become a "night worker", a status that is defined in health and safety legislation. Employers must also give night workers the opportunity to have further assessments at regular intervals.
  • On a doctor's advice, any worker experiencing health problems associated with night work must, if possible, be transferred to day work.
  • Employers must keep records showing that they have complied with their obligations regarding health assessments for night workers for at least the minimum period set out in the legislation.

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