The Workplace Regulations

DateFOR-2011-12-06-1356
MinistryMinistry of Labour and Social Affairs
In force01.01.2013
Last amendedFOR-2020-06-19-1265
Last update11.08.2020
Abbreviated titleThe Workplace Regulations
TitleRegulations concerning the design and layout of workplaces and work premises (the Workplace Regulations)
Original title Forskrift om utforming og innretning av arbeidsplasser og arbeidslokaler (arbeidsplassforskriften)

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Amendment Regulations incorporated in this text: Regulation 19 December 2012 No 1372, Regulation 4 January 2013 No 10, Regulation 30 December 2013 No 1719, Regulation 26 June 2015 No 798, Regulation 21 June 2016 No 759, Regulation 17 November 2016 No 1338, Regulation 22 December 2016 No 1856, Regulation 18 April 2017 No 473, Regulation 20 December 2018 No. 2184, Regulation 19 June 2020 No. 1265.

This is an unofficial translation of the Norwegian version of the Regulation and is provided for information purposes only. Legal authenticity remains with the Norwegian version as published in Norsk Lovtidend. In the event of any inconsistency, the Norwegian version shall prevail.

The translation is provided by The Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority (Arbeidstilsynet).


Legal basis: Adopted by the Ministry of Labour (now the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs) on 6 December 2011 pursuant to the Act of 17 June 2005 No 62 relating to working environment, working hours and employment protection etc. (the Working Environment Act) Section 1-3 (3), Section 1-4, Section 4-1 (1)-(4), Sections 4-3 (1), (2), (4) and (5), Section 4-4 (5), Section 4-5 (1) and Section 18-3 (2).

EEA references: The EEA Agreement Annex XVIII point 9 (Directive 89/654/EEC), point 10 (Directive 2009/104/EC), point 13 (Directive 90/270/EEC), point 15 (Directive2000/54/EC), point 16b (Directive 92/57/EEC), point 16c (Directive 92/58/EEC as amended by Directive 2017/27/EU), point 16f (Directive 92/104/EEC), point 16h (Directive 98/24/EC as amended by Directive 2014/27/EU) and point 16jb (Directive 2003/10/EC).