Safety at work

The Norwegian Working Environment Act exists to secure safe working conditions for employees. Every company is responsible for preventing working conditions and environments that are harmful to health. Employers are also responsible for providing equipment and clothing that secures safety at work.

Employer’s duties for safety at work

  • Ensure a safe workplace which uses safe equipment
  • Prevent risks for employees from exposure to physical agents, harmful substances, noise and vibration
  • Prevent behaviour likely to put the safety, health and welfare of self or others at risk
  • Provide proper training to employees on operations, including health and safety
  • Provide protective and functional clothing and equipment
  • Appoint a person as the organisation’s safety representative

Employees’ duties for safety at work

  • Continuously work to protect the health and safety of everyone on the premises
  • Not engage in behaviour that will endanger people or the environment
  • Make sure equipment is up-to-date and functional