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3. Employee's duties

What are the duties of employees? 

Under section 8(1) of the Ordinance, an employee while at work must, so far as reasonably practicable:

  1. take care for the safety and health of persons (including the employee) who are at the employee’s workplace and who may be affected by the employee’s acts or omissions at work; and
  2. co-operate with the employer or other person so far as may be necessary to enable the requirements imposed on them by the Ordinance or any other Ordinance to be complied with.


Employees should also contribute to safety and health in the workplaces by:

  • taking care of the safety and health of persons in the workplace; and
  • using any equipment or following any system or work practices that are provided by their employers.