April 22, 2013

Auxiliary Reversing Devices

Construction regulations have changed since 30th November 2012. The below is taken from the HSA website www.hsa.ie FAQ 1.     What changes does the Amendment make? The key changes to the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2006 are: ·         […]

November 30, 2012

Domestic Home Owners to be Brought under the Remit of The Construction Regulations

QUICK GUIDE: AMENDMENT OF DEFINITION OF ‘CLIENT’ TO INCLUDE DOMESTIC HOMEOWNERS Why are these changes happening? Improve worker safety – there have been 11 fatalities and many more serious injuries on domestic construction sites in the past three years. Construction […]

November 12, 2012

New Code of Practice launched for Quarries with less than 3 employee’s

This new code of practice has been launched by the HSA, it provides guidance for small operators in quarries and should also be used as a reference for anyone working in the quarrying industry, the Code of Practice can be […]

October 18, 2012

All Ireland Quarry Safety Seminar 24th Oct 2012

This seminar has been organised by the following organisations – HSA, HSENI, Institute of Quarrying, Irish Concrete Federation, Quarry Products Association Northern Ireland and the Irish Mining & Quarrying Society. You are cordially invited to this seminar which will provide […]

July 30, 2012

European Good Practice awards

As part of its European Campaign for Safety and Health at Work, which for 2012/13 focuses on the theme of “Working Together for Risk Prevention”, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work makes Good Practice Awards to businesses […]

July 25, 2012

Ireland Workplace Fatalities up to July 2012

Twenty one people have been killed so far this year in Irish workplaces, Agriculture,forestry and fishing are still having a high fatality rate but if the current trend continues then it looks numbers are going to be down from last […]

July 1, 2012

HSA calls for the the Irish healthcare sector to sumbit Case Studies

The below article is taken from the Health & Safety’s Authority’s website www.hsa.ie The Irish healthcare sector is a significant employer, with around a tenth of the working population in Ireland employed in the sector. Workers employed in the healthcare […]

June 29, 2012

Over eighty buisness now supported by the HSA’s BeSMART initiave

To be compliant in Health & Safety legislation all employers must Risk Access any hazards in the workplace and complete a Safety Statement, this can be an expensive and  mind boggling task for already resource stretched business owners, so in […]

June 19, 2012

HSA looking for submissions on “Draft Health and Safety Authority Strategy 2013 to 2015”

The Health and Safety Authority requests comments and observations on its draft strategy for the period 2013 to 2015. The draft strategy has been developed by the senior management of the Authority with input and guidance from the Board and […]

May 21, 2012

Occupational First Aid – When must I do a refresher course

Occupational First Aid How long does certification last for When must I do a refresher course For clarification on this question and others please see below taken from the Health & Safety Authority First Aid Frequently Asked Questions Website:   Do I need […]

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