PCBUs that provide accommodation for their workers may have health and safety obligations.

PCBUs from all industries must maintain worker accommodation so that workers are not exposed to health and safety risks from that accommodation.

But this only applies if:

  • you own, manage or control the accommodation and
  • your workers need to occupy the accommodation for work purposes because no other accommodation is reasonably available.

We have produced guidance for PCBUs on worker accommodation.

Worker accommodation provides guidance on buildings, facilities and amenities for worker housing.

Also see Introduction to the Health and Safety at Work Act - special guide.

Worker accommodation (PDF 50 KB)