The Workplace (Health, Safety, and Welfare) Regulations, 1992, highlight the standard of which an organisation must adhere to when it comes to provisions for its staff members. These regulations include everything from ensuring employees have access to toilets and washing facilities through to making sure drinking water is available, but do employers have to provide lockers?
Do employers have to provide lockers?
Employers don’t necessarily have to provide employees with storage facilities, however, a space to change and store clothing is required if staff members need to get changed on-site. If within your organisation you are required to wear safety clothing or equipment, employers must provide lockers or storage for this.
There are a number of different types of lockers which can be used, depending on the clothing or equipment being stored, stainless steel lockers or anti-bacterial lockers should be used where high hygiene standards are required, otherwise, clothing and workwear lockers can be used to housework uniform and personal effects lockers can be used for smaller individual items.