Night workers

Night workers are those who work more than three hours between 11pm and 6am as a regular part of their job. 

Employers are required to take all reasonable steps to ensure that the ‘normal’ hours of their night workers do not exceed 8 hours in every 24 hours. 

Night workers are entitled to a free health assessment before their assignment and thereafter at regular intervals. Night workers suffering from health problems recognized as being connected with the fact that they perform night work have the right to be transferred whenever possible to day time work to which they are suited. The free health assessment must comply with medical confidentiality and must be conducted within the national health system. 

In cases where night work involves special hazards, heavy physical or mental strain, no more than 8 hours in any 24 can be worked. 


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