Must a Company Provide Free Drinking Water For Its Employees?


The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 (SI 1992 No.3004) state that employers must provide an adequate and free supply of drinking water at easily accessible places in the workplace, together with cups (unless the water comes from a drinking fountain).

The water should be marked as drinking water if there is a chance employees will drink from another water source not suitable for drinking, unless that source is marked as not for drinking.

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