Water cooler requirement?

Question asked by Richard

Is it true that UK businesses are required by law to provide employees with drinking water?

response from John Englund

Actually it's true! A 1992 Workplace Regulation stipulates that "an adequate supply of wholesome drinking water shall be provided for all persons at work in the workplace" and that employers must also "provided a sufficient number of suitable cups".

The easiest way to satisfy this requirement is to install a water cooler/dispenser in your place of business. You can choose from a bottled water cooler or a plumbed in water dispenser. Check with suppliers and compare quotes to get yourself the best possible deal. 


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