Reporting of Accidents Regulations 2016

The Health and Safety Authority has published Guidance on the New Reporting of Accidents Regulations.

What is a Biological Hazard?

Biological Hazards can be microorganisms that pose a threat to the health of humans or other living organisms. They can also be toxins.

Health and Safety Legislation

Full details and information on Health and Safety Legislation are available on the HSA Website.

What is a Chemical Hazard?

A Chemical Hazard can cause harm to humans, property and/or the environment.

Slips, trips and falls

Slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of major injuries in the workplace.

What is a Physical Hazard?

An example of a physical hazard is fire, electricity and poor housekeeping.

What is Manual Handling?

Manual Handling is the lifting, pushing, pulling, putting down of a load where there is a risk of injury.

Manual Handling Training

Manual Handling training is required under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work General Application Regulations 2007.

Working near Schools

Work on or near occupied Schools pose additional safety, health and welfare risks to both workers and the school staff, children, parents and visitors.

Safety Representatives and Safety Consultation Guidelines 2016

These Guidelines have been updated in 2016.