Businesses must ensure workplace air quality under new rules

HSA code of practice aimed at protecting employees’ health will apply to all workplaces and is due to be signed into law next year

A new code of practice has been drawn up to ensure that all places of employment provide proper indoor air quality

Businesses are set to face the risk of criminal prosecution for having poor indoor air quality that could lead to the spread of Covid-19 and winter flu.

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has drawn up a new code of practice on indoor air quality in the wake of criticism that the previous 17-year-old regulations failed to take account of the threat of airborne viruses to workers.

It states that the code of practice can ...