Further information from DWP following
their evidence session
At the session on 5 March I undertook to send
you a note in response to a question raised by Greg Mulholland
MP seeking confirmation that HSE published guidance for duty holders
on the health and safety of agency workerssee Q292.
The guidance, Agency workers' health and
safety at work, was published in June 2006 on the Businesslink
website at www.businesslink.gov.uk/agencyworkers and is still
live and accessible to employers, workers and the public generally.
The work of producing the guidance, endorsed by HSC, was undertaken
by a steering group led by HSE and comprising external stakeholders
including representatives of trades unions. The TUC, ISTC and
T&GWU members of the steering group were consulted by HSE
on the draft guidance in 2005.
I trust this will fully answer the Committee's
question concerning this guidance.