Category: Health & Safety

Your responsibilities for remote workers

Health & Safety

With remote working likely to be a permanent feature of the ‘new normal’ for some time to come, many employees have been compelled to work from home. The lack of a proper office has led some employees to get creative by using temporary solutions as work spaces. However, companies could…

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The importance of office ventilation during the Covid-19 epidemic

Health & Safety

As vaccinations increase, in time, many companies will look to slowly reopen their premises as a way to impart a sense of normality for employees. In this blog, we set out the importance of good ventilation as part of this process. Why air flow is important Good air flow reduces…

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New Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Prevention and Resolution of Bullying at Work

Health & Safety

The Health and Safety Authority and the Workplace Relations Commission have jointly published a Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Prevention and Resolution of Bullying at Work. This Code of Practice entered into operation on 23 December 2020 and revokes and replaces the Code of Practice for…

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UK and Ireland: COVID-19 – Legislation and Guidance Update

Health & Safety

(This blog post covers legislation & guidance relating to COVID-19 between 3rd November 2020– 7th January 2021) United Kingdom England/Wales The Environment Agency has published the following COVID-19 Regulatory Position Statements (RPS): Accumulating radioactive waste that you cannot transfer because of COVID-19 (RPS C13), Monitoring emissions from some environmental permitting…

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COVID-19 Legislation and Guidance Update October 2020

Health & Safety

(This blog post covers some of the key legislation & guidance issued between 16th September– 30th October, 2020) Ireland The Health and Safety Authority has published Guidance on Working from Home for Employers and Employees; attached to this Guidance is a homeworking risk assessment and checklist to assist organisations in…

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UK and Ireland: COVID-19 Legislation and Guidance Update

Health & Safety

(This blog post covers some of predominate legislation & guidance between 18th July – 15 September 2020) Ireland The Planning and Development Act 2000 (Exempted Development) (No.3) Regulations 2020 (SI No. 293 of 2020) apply from 11 August 2020 and cease to have effect on the day on which Part 3 of…

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First Aid and Covid 19: Guidance for workplaces

Health & Safety

Giving adequate and appropriate first aid assistance to any person suffering from a minor or serious illness or injury is an important part of workplace safety. However, in the age of Covid-19, companies and their first aiders should also be aware of the specific guidance available on first aid provision…

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The Covid-19 Emergency in Europe

Health & Safety

The rapid spread of Covid-19 throughout Europe has led to the unprecedented situation of much of the continent shutting down businesses or business premises, with some countries such as Italy going into full lockdown. There has been a wave of emergency legislation produced in a number of EU member states…

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UK and Ireland: COVID-19 – What the legislation and guidance is saying?

Health & Safety

Ireland The Health Service Executive – Health Protection Surveillance Centre – has published Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for COVID-19, which provides recommendations for the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the management of suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19. Moreover, the Department for Business, Enterprise and Innovation has…

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H&S Risks & Measures for Licensed Premises in Ireland

Health & Safety

In Ireland, licensing laws involve different Acts & Statutes developed over the years such as the Licensing Act 1872, the Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 1994, Intoxicating Liquor Act 2000, Intoxicating Liquor Act 2003 and the Intoxicating Liquor Act 2008. The Intoxicating Liquor Act 2008 amends and extends the Licensing…

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