Working time

27.1 Currently the European Working Time Directive is not Law on the Isle of Man. Working parties are looking into its effect and implementation on the Island within the Departments.

27.2 There is a general responsibility for employers and employees under health and safety law to protect as far as is practicable the health and safety of all employees at work.

27.3 Control on working hours should be regarded as an integral element of managing health and safety at work and promoting health at work.

27.4 It is, therefore, appropriate that employers, when organising work, should take account of the general principle of adapting work to the worker.

27.5 In reaching local arrangements to implement this agreement, employers or employees are expected to ensure that no arrangements are reached which discriminate against members of staff with family or other carer responsibilities.