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Your questions answered: Do we have to provide our staff with drinking water?

By Portner Press on March 11th, 2019
  1. Workplace Policies
  2. Health & Safety Policies

 

Q
What are the requirements for drinkable tap water in lunchroom facilities, specifically in relation to the temperature of the drinking water in the Queensland summer climate?

 

A
The Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 provide that a business must provide workers with adequate facilities, including drinking water. The regulations do not provide guidance as to what an appropriate temperature is, but employers are to have regard to the nature of the work being carried out at the workplace, the size and location of the workplace and the hazards of the workplace.

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