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General Guidelines 

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 places responsibility for health and safety on all Stakeholders in an Organisation. The Act sets out the main provisions for safeguarding and improving the safety, health and welfare of people at work:

  • Requirements for the control of safety and health at work.
  • The management, organisation and the systems of work required to accomplish those goals.
  • The responsibilities and roles of Employers, the Self-Employed, Employees and other stakeholders.
  • The enforcement procedures needed to ensure that all goals are met.

Employer Responsibilities

According to the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and associated regulations there are a number of responsibilities placed on Employers to ensure occupational health and safety on all stakeholders.

Every Employer shall ensure in so far as is reasonably practicable, the safety, health and welfare at work of Employees.