Irish Health and Safety Law Essay
In 1989 an Act was brought into Irish legislation called the Health and Safety and Welfare at Work Act. It was created to cover all people who carried out ‘work’. Employers, employees in all places of work and to the self employed. As stated in the 1989 Act a place of work was ‘any, …show more content…
The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005
The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, which now replaces that of the 1989 Act can be said to ‘develop further the concept of modern hazard identification begun by the 1989 Act.’ (Kinsella, 2008 pg4). The Act develops the role of employers, employees and the Government in creating and enforcing safety and health policy in Ireland. If you are involved in any form of work, from an employer to a designer of equipment used in a place of work the 2005 Act will impact on you. It takes a preventative approach to reducing accidents and ill health at work and also introduces some changes in relation to risk assessment and safety statements. The main effects are set out below.
The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is the national body in Ireland which holds all responsibility for health and