Safety in the workplace should be a top priority for everyone involved. As a staffing agency, Coople is responsible for raising awareness of occupational safety. To reduce the risk of accidents, preventive measures need to be put in place to ensure that both companies and their employees are informed about possible dangers and necessary codes of conduct.


Safety rules can save lives. Therefore, it's extremely important that you know how to behave properly before starting a job. Specific rules apply depending on the nature of the job (location and environment, work equipment, etc.), but some basic principles should be followed in any situation.

Important rules of occupational safety

Here are five important rules you should be aware of.

  1. Stop in the event of danger: Do not continue to work until the danger has been eliminated.

  2. No work without instruction: Any necessary safety measures need to be clearly communicated before the start of a job.

  3. Wearing protective equipment is mandatory: Required protective equipment that can't be brought along by the employee will be provided by the hiring company. Special requirements can be found in the assignment documentation.

  4. Safety is the boss’ responsibility: Although the hiring company is responsible for your safety on the job, you’re obligated to adhere to all safety instructions given by them.

  5. Protective equipment must be provided free of charge: Any required protective equipment will be provided to employees for free.


Certain circumstances require certain safety rules. If you work in an office, you'll encounter different dangers than someone who works a catering job. That's why it's important to be aware of any safety rules that apply to your particular job. The hiring company is obligated to inform you of these rules before you begin your shift. Should you notice any potential hazards during your job, please inform your supervisor immediately.

Safety rules by sector

To ensure your health and safety in the workplace, we’ve listed the most important guidelines per sector below.

  • Gastronomy / Hotel

  • Logistics

  • Office

  • Retail

  • Healthcare

  • Airport: Working at the airport requires special security training which must be completed before starting a job. We will inform you accordingly when you apply and are eligible for airport jobs.


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