A Health & Safety Policy is a legal requirement in Ireland under Section 20 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. It states: “Every employer shall prepare, or cause to be prepared, a written statement (to be [...]
Irish legislation details that there should be at least one safety representative designated. This may increase in larger organisations, relative to the number of employees.
Yes. Section 19 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 in ROI states that each employer must identify all hazards in the workplace, assess the risks and keep a written risk assessment. It should detail the risks to [...]
Yes. Reporting and recording are legal requirements in Ireland. The report tells the enforcing authorities for occupational health and safety about serious incidents and cases of disease. It helps them identify where and how risks arise and establish whether investigation [...]
Employers must risk assess all hazards where there is potential of individuals for exposure to substances that might be hazardous to health. These include substances that may be used, handled or stored in the workplace, as well as identifying any [...]
Should an employer manage an employee’s poor performance through Disciplinary or Capability procedures?
The procedure taken depends on the nature of the poor performances. For example, if the employee is not meeting production targets despite their best efforts, a capability procedure is necessary. However, if the employee has the ability to improve but [...]