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Health and Safety for Volunteers

Most health and safety law refers to employees. It is strongly recommended, that people working as volunteers are given the same level of protection as employees.

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When does health and safety applyFind out how health and safety law applies to volunteers (opens in a new window).
Managing low riskFind out what  voluntary organisations (opens in a new window) need to do.
Event Safety

Local guidance document for those organising small events (pdf, 641kb) (opens in a new window). Specific information to assist organisations plan and run events safely (opens in a new window).

Charity ShopsFind specific information for Charity Shops (opens in a new window).
WorkWell Dorset PartnershipFind out about health and safety enforcement in Dorset.
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