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October 31, 2013

What are Method Statements?

The METHOD STATEMENT which is used in construction describes a document that gives specific instructions on how to safely perform a work related task They outline a safe method of completing work for a specific job. They provide an induction document […]

March 11, 2013

Legionella and Legionnaires’ disease

What is Legionnaires’ disease? There are on average about 10 cases of Legionnaires Disease reported each year in Ireland. Legionellosis is the collective name given to the pneumonia-like illness caused by legionella bacteria. This includes the most serious legionnaires’ disease, as […]

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 […]

November 5, 2012

Safe Evacuation For All A Planning and Management Guide

Access to buildings for people with disabilities has attracted considerable attention in recent years. A great deal of work has been done to improve the accessibility of public buildings for people with disabilities. Many public bodies have done accessibility audits […]

October 28, 2012
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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 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 […]

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