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Inspections

Inspectors of the Health and Safety Authority carry out reactive and pro-active inspections of workplaces. Reactive inspections may arise following an accident, incident or complaint. Pro-active inspections may be routine or targeted.

The purpose of an inspection is to assist the Health and Safety Authority in carrying out some of the general functions assigned by Section 34 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and includes:

  • Monitoring the implementation of, and compliance with, statutory health, safety and welfare requirements
  • Enforcing any relevant statutory provisions set out in safety, health and welfare legislation
  • Promoting, encouraging and advising Employers and Employees in relation to health and safety training
  • Promoting and encouraging measures aimed at the prevention of accidents, dangerous occurrences and personal injury at work
  • Providing information and advice on matters relating to safety, health and welfare
  • Promoting and encouraging the implementation of best practice methodologies and processes.