Working Time Regulations Guide

Useful Names, Numbers and Addresses

For help with matters about time off, rest breaks, paid annual leave and other general employment information, call the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) National helpline on 08457 47 47 47 or refer to the ACAS website.

If you need information about making a claim or going to a tribunal, please call the Employment Tribunals Service enquiry line on 08457 959 775 or refer to the Employment Tribunals Service website.

If you want to find out more about tribunals, read the Understanding Employment Tribunals series of booklets which are available from local Jobcentre Plus offices or Citizens Advice Bureaux.

For help with matters to do with the weekly and night working time limits and health assessments, you should:

call the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Infoline on 08701 545500 or contact the Environmental Health Department of your Local Authority, or:

Email the HSE or write to:
HSE Infoline
Caerphilly Business Park
Caerphilly
CF83 3GG

or refer to the HSE website.

For help with matters to do with the working time limits and health assessments for mobile workers in General Aviation, including General Aviation Corporate sector, email: WorkingTimeEnquiries@caa.co.uk

or write to:

Working Time Advisor
Civil Aviation Authority
Aviation House
Gatwick Airport South
West Sussex
RH6 0YR

For help with matters to do with the working time limits and health assessments of certain mobile workers [more] in the Road Transport sector, VOSA can be contacted on: 0870 6060 440.

Contacts For Other Working Time Legislation

Air transport workers covered by the Aviation Directive

The Aviation Directive covers mobile personnel in civil aviation, excluding Corporate and General Aviation, and will be implemented in the UK by the Department for Transport. Information on the Directive can be obtained from:

Aviation Directorate
Department for Transport
Zone 1/27, Great Minster House
76 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DR

Tel: 020 7944 5881

Road transport workers covered by the Road Transport Directive

The Road Transport Directive covers certain mobile workers in road transport and will be implemented in the UK by the Department for Transport. Information on the Directive can be obtained from:

Department for Transport
Road Freight Operations Division
Zone 2/23, Great Minster House
76 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DR

or

Email: workingtime@dft.gsi.gov.uk

or refer to the Department for Transport website

Sea transport workers covered by the Seafarers’ Directive

The Seafarers’ Directive covers seafarers on sea-going ships and has been implemented in the UK through the Merchant Shipping (Hours of Work) Regulations 2002. Information on the Regulations can be obtained from:

Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)

Tel: 023 8032 9100

Mobile workers in inland waterway and lake transport

Working time legislation for mobile workers in inland waterways and lake transport will be implemented by the Department for Transport through the Merchant Shipping (Working Time: Inland Waterways) Regulations 2003. Information on the legislation can be obtained from:

Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)
Tel: 023 8032 9209

Sea fishing

Working time legislation for sea fishermen will be implemented by an amendment to the Merchant Shipping Act. Information on the legislation can be obtained from:

Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)
Tel: 023 8032 9100

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