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    The employer must provide information to the worker on the nature of his activities, the residual risks associated with them and the measures to prevent or limit these dangers:

    1. at the time of entry into service;
    2. whenever necessary for the protection of well-being.

    The employer shall provide the members of the hierarchy and the workers with all the information concerning the risks and the preventive measures which apply at the level of the organisation as a whole, at the level of each group of workstations or functions and at the level of the individual workstation or function which they need for the performance of their task or which they need for the protection of their safety or health and that of the other workers.

    He shall also provide them with the necessary information on emergency procedures, including measures to be taken in the event of serious and immediate danger, and on first aid, firefighting and evacuation of workers.

    The employer shall mention in an easily accessible place for the posted workers the names and contact details of:

    • the prevention advisor of the internal service (non-specialised);
    • the prevention advisor/occupational physician;
    • the prevention advisor for psychosocial aspects

    and, if necessary, the name of the external service for prevention and protection at work.
    This can be done by means of posters, via the intranet, etc.

    The members of the hierarchy must ensure that the workers understand and put into practice the information received in implementation of the legislation concerning the well-being of workers during the performance of their work.


    When the employer entrusts a worker with the performance of a task, he shall take into account the worker's capabilities with regard to well-being at work.

    The employer shall ensure that each worker receives sufficient and appropriate training in the well-being of workers in the performance of their work, specifically geared to their workstation or function.

    This training must be adapted to the evolution of risks and the appearance of new risks and be repeated periodically if necessary.

    The costs of the training may not be charged to the workers. It is given during working time.


    The employer shall give appropriate instructions to workers and establish accompanying measures to ensure that these instructions are reasonably complied with.

    The employer shall take appropriate measures to ensure that only workers who have received adequate instructions have access to areas of serious and specific danger.

    Members of the hierarchy should:

    • check that the allocation of tasks has been carried out in such a way that the various tasks are performed by workers who have the necessary skills and have received the necessary training and instructions for this purpose;
    • monitor compliance with the instructions that must be given under legislation concerning the well-being of workers in the performance of their work.

    The member of the hierarchy designated by the employer and responsible for welcoming each new worker signs a document showing that the necessary information and instructions concerning well-being at work have been provided.

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    Legal texts:

    Article 5 of the Well-being Act – Article I.2-11 of the Code - Chapter III of book I, title 2 of the Code