Turkey: Health & Safety Regulations

With effect from 1 July 2016, workplaces with fewer than 50 employees must appoint a certified Health & Safety expert and an occupational physician.

With effect from 1 July 2016, workplaces with fewer than 50 employees must appoint a certified Health & Safety expert and an occupational physician.

Employers must:

  • Perform risk analysis of the workplace every six years. In the event that the location of the workplace and or the equipment used in the workplace change, or there is an accident, the risk analysis must be revised to account for the changes
  • Create an "Emergency Responder Team" consisting of one person for search and rescue along with one person responsible for fire safety per every 50 employees, as well as one first aider for every 20 employees

They must also ensure that all employees receive eight hours of training every three years and undergo medical checks every five years. These checks may be performed by the occupational physician.

A Health & Safety expert is required to be present within the workplace for at least ten minutes per employee per month; however for workplaces with less than ten employees, it will be sufficient to ensure the presence of the expert for no less than 60 minutes per employee per year.

The presence of an occupational physician in the workplace is also required for at least five minutes per employee per month.

Workplaces with less than 50 employees may be subject to penalties in the event of noncompliance.

If your organisation requires assistance in achieving compliance, or for more information on employing people in Turkey, please contact us on info@geanetwork.com.

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