Council recommendation of 18 February 2003 concerning the improvement of the protection of the health and safety at work of self-employed workers

The Recommendation aims to improve safety and health of self-employed workers, the Member States should:

  • promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases of self-employed workers,
  • choose appropriate measures (legislation, incentives, information campaigns, encouragement of relevant stakeholders) for safety and health promotion,
  • carry out measures to provide information and advice on the prevention of accidents and diseases,
  • take the measures for the access to sufficient training,
  • support easy access to that information and training without excessive expenses for the self-employed workers,
  • provide measures for the access to health surveillance.
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