This is a version of the health and safety law poster specifically for businesses located in northern ireland the health and safety executive has produced a range of health and safety law products. Let’s be honest health and safety in the workplace in ireland places very onerous obligations on employers health and safety law in the workplace derives from. The raymond byrne book – safety, health and welfare at work law in ireland is now available to purchase from our dublin office the cost is €99 which includes postage and packaging this 1,078 page book provides a full account of the law on the safety, health and welfare at work act 2005. Rules for smoking in the workplace you are not allowed to smoke in an enclosed place of work this includes (but is not limited to) office blocks, aircraft, trains, company vehicles, health premises, schools, colleges, cinemas, theatres, licensed premises and clubs, so long as each of these places is a place of work.
The practice arthur cox is unique amongst irish law firms in having a specialist health and safety group, drawing together solicitors from different practice areas, namely construction & engineering, employment, environmental & climate change, and litigation, each with experience and expertise in advising on various aspects of health and safety law. Health and safety law and practice: the case for compliance may 2011 an employer is prohibited from penalising an employee for being a safety representative, complying with health and. Home / employment law in ireland / health and safety at work health and safety at work lawyerie 2017-02-28t20:15:12+00:00 a huge body of legislation has developed on health and safety matters in the workplace in the last fifteen years or so, mostly derived from european community law.
A health and safety policy sets out your general approach and commitment together with the arrangements you have put in place for managing health and safety in your business it is a unique document that says who does what, when and how. This video is an overview of employers obligations under health and safety law in ireland and the necessity of having good, robust workplace policies and. Three department of labor (dol) agencies have responsibility for the administration and enforcement of the laws enacted to protect the safety and health of workers in america. The area of health and safety is a major area of the regulatory legal framework in ireland on completion of this programme participants will optimise their potential for current and prospective employers in both the public and private sectors. A guide to the health and safety at work etc act 1974, the most important health and safety legislation in uk history the health and safety at work etc act 1974 (often abbreviated to hswa or hsw), is the primary legislation covering occupational health and safety in the united kingdom the aim of.
Matheson's environment, health and safety law group has extensive experience of advising on compliance with irish ehs regulatory requirements. Welcome to the food safety authority of ireland website here you can get food industry information, find food legislation, check for fsai latest news or. The northern ireland health and safety tribunal is an independent tribunal set up to consider and determine appeals against decisions made by a licensing authority in connection with the issue of, conditions applied to, or revocations of asbestos or petroleum-spirit licences. Introduction the main legislation providing for the health and safety of people in the workplace are the safety, health and welfare at work acts 2005 and 2010they apply to all employers, employees (including fixed-term and temporary employees) and self-employed people in their workplaces.
Differences in northern ireland legislation compared with great britain • unique legislation in northern ireland human rights commission established under the ni act 1998 in march 1999 health and safety executive comprises former health and safety agency and health and safety inspectorate. The health and safety authority (hsa) is the national body in ireland with responsibility for occupational health and safety its role is to secure health and safety at work it is an irish state-sponsored body, established under the safety, health and welfare at work act. The health and safety at work (northern ireland) order 1978 records management considerations organisations should retain equipment maintenance records, records of assessments and training records etc for appropriate periods, as proof that they are complying with the law and maintaining the safety of their employees.
The health, safety and welfare of employees in ireland is governed by national legislation , much of which is derived from european directives the primary piece of legislation governing the duties of employers to keep their workforce safe and healthy is the safety, health and welfare at work act, 2005. Exercise normal precautions in ireland read the safety and security section on the country information page irish law requires access to government buildings for persons with disabilities, and this requirement is enforced hospitals in ireland may not accept us health insurance as payment. The hse published a new, simplified version of the health & safety law poster in april 2009 and all businesses must update to the new 2009 version by the 5th april 2014 latest the new design incorporates full-colour pictures and is easy to use.
Employers should consult with employee representatives, chosen by the union if there is one, on health and safety in companies with more than 250 employees a joint health and safety committee should be set up, and where a union is present, so-called social labour inspectors can be elected who have extensive powers. Safety, health and welfare (offshore installations) acts 1987 and 1995 to repeal the safety, health and welfare at work act 1989, to provide for the repeal of certain other enactments and the amendment of the national standards authority of ireland act 1996 and to provide for related matters. Access to information how to request information from the health and safety executive northern ireland including freedom of information (foi) and the use of our publication scheme. Our health & safety service helps small businesses manage health and safety there is a long list of things to think about and it all starts with a risk assessment and review the peninsula team will check over your business and let you know what actions you need to take to ensure your safety, your people’s, and the public’s.