health and safety act 2005

(b) may direct that the plan be revised as specified in the notice and resubmitted to the inspector within a period specified in the notice. (4) A person commits an offence if he or she—. (5) An inspector shall not enter a dwelling other than—. (b) investigate accidents and dangerous occurrences provided that he or she does not interfere with or obstruct the performance of any statutory obligation required to be performed by any person under any of the relevant statutory provisions. , a code of practice in operation immediately before the commencement of that section continues to be a code of practice as if prepared and published under this section. Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Act 1993, Freedom of Information (Amendment) Act 2003, Merchant Shipping (Investigation of Marine Casualties) Act 2000, Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts 1973 to 2001, National Standards Authority of Ireland Act 1996, Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 1999, Railway Employment (Prevention of Accidents) Act 1900, Safety, Health and Welfare (Offshore Installations) Acts 1987 and 1995, Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 1989, Terms of Employment (Information) Acts 1994 and 2001. (a) shall obtain the consent of the Minister, (b) may publish in such manner as the Authority considers appropriate a draft of the code of practice or sections of a draft code of practice and shall give persons one month from the date of publication of the draft code or sections within which to make written representations to the Authority in relation to the draft code or sections of the draft code, or such further period, not exceeding 28 days, as the Authority in its absolute discretion thinks fit, and. (b) makes a composition or arrangement with creditors. (9) If a dispute arises as to the claim of a person to, or the amount of, a superannuation benefit payable in respect of a scheme under this section, the dispute shall be submitted to the Minister who shall refer it to the Minister for Finance. 852 of 2004 (ii) ensure that the temporary employment business gives the information referred to in paragraph (a) to the employee. The Act applies to premises licensed for the sale of alcohol, the provision of regulated entertainment or the provision of late night refreshment. 64.—(1) An inspector shall, for the purposes of the relevant statutory provisions have power to do any one or more of the following: (a) subject to subsection (5), at any time enter any place—. Note. A member shall not be eligible for reappointment where he or she has served 2 terms of office. XÎ_kh œ2áÆaIó£/¹$ô"kT&þõ0J >Ì:¥[=ÖÕáè³{e"(0(ϔyýQÌòãá=™ÁÆGY„f’ vîœ=köî= q[{†ù˜’i^‚œ¡àêb†½Ñ3Ø{\²î°IR{ÆøXPj»¿DÇ՝ *îK»J“GVÜiiÙUÒ¬. (e) a reference to the performance of functions includes, with respect to powers and duties, a reference to the exercise of powers and the carrying out of duties. (b) in the case of sections sections 25 518 of 2001 (d) co-operate with his or her employer or any other person so far as is necessary to enable his or her employer or the other person to comply with the relevant statutory provisions, as appropriate. The Minister may make regulations under section 11 Acts Referred to [No. The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005 takes a preventative approach to reducing accidents and ill health at work. (2) The Authority shall publish any code of conduct drawn up under subsection (1). 503 of 2003 6 Boiler Explosions Act 1882 45 & 46 Vict., c. 22 Boiler Explosions Act 1890 53 & 54 Vict., c. 35 Civil Service Regulation Act 1956 1956, No. 54.—(1) Every officer of the Minister who has been designated by the Minister at any time before such day as may be appointed by the Minister by order shall, on the day of such designation, be transferred to, and become a member of the staff of, the Authority. and ensuring that the measures take account of changing circumstances and the general principles of prevention specified in may reasonably require in performing its functions. section 44 (3) Nothing in this section shall be construed as creating an indictable offence in respect of regulations made under the The Chief Executive shall not hold any other office or employment or carry on any business without the consent of the Authority. (b) the protective and preventive measures taken and the resources provided for protecting safety, health and welfare at the place of work to which the safety statement relates. The Chief Executive may delegate any of his or her functions to an employee of the Authority, subject to such conditions as the Chief Executive considers appropriate, unless they are delegated to the Chief Executive subject to the condition that they shall not be sub-delegated, and the employee concerned shall be accountable to the Chief Executive for the performance of the functions so delegated to him or her. 75.—(1) The Revenue Commissioners may, where they consider it appropriate for the purpose of facilitating the exercise or performance by the Authority or a person prescribed under (ii) is a compliance with that code of practice. section 57 Conferral of additional functions on Authority. 69.—Where an improvement notice or a prohibition notice is served, the person to whom it is addressed shall on receipt of the notice—, (a) bring the notice to the attention of any person whose work is affected by the notice, and. (vii) the information required to be kept or notified to the Authority in respect of accidents and dangerous occurrences referred to in (b) provide annual and other progress reports to the Authority on the implementation of the strategy statement at such intervals as the Authority may from time to time direct. Evidence of failure to attend before or give evidence or produce documents to Labour Court. (v) the preparation of a safety statement under section 33 “accident” means an accident arising out of or in the course of employment which, in the case of a person carrying out work, results in personal injury; “Act of 1989” means the ), European Communities (Protection of Workers) (Exposure to Asbestos) Regulations 1989 (S.I. (b) in the event of the transfer of an employee or change of task assigned to an employee, (c) on the introduction of new work equipment, systems of work or changes in existing work equipment or systems of work, and. (d) any matter affecting the Authority referred to in a special report of the Comptroller and Auditor General under , to make adequate arrangements for the enforcement of the relevant statutory provisions, (e) to monitor, evaluate and make recommendations to the Minister regarding implementation of and compliance with—, (i) the relevant statutory provisions, and. (a) the chairperson shall, if present, be the chairperson of the meeting, or, (b) if and so long as the chairperson is not present or if the office of chairperson is vacant, the deputy chairperson of the Authority shall be chairperson of the meeting, or. (7) (i) which he or she has reasonable grounds for believing is used as a place of work, (ii) in which he or she has reasonable grounds for believing that articles or substances or records are kept, or. European Parliament Elections Act 1997 Emergencies and serious and imminent dangers. (g) having regard to his or her training and the instructions given by his or her employer, make correct use of any article or substance provided for use by the employee at work or for the protection of his or her safety, health and welfare at work, including protective clothing or equipment, (h) report to his or her employer or to any other appropriate person, as soon as practicable—. section 65 section 54 section 29 and 4.—(1) Sections 38 and 41 of the (6) For the purposes of subsection (5)(c), adequate information includes information relating to—. section 11 ON MEASURES TO IMPROVE THE SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK OF WORKERS WITH A FIXED-DURATION OR TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP, TO PROVIDE FOR THE FURTHER REGULATION OF WORK ACTIVITIES, TO CONTINUE IN BEING AND CONFER ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS ON THE NATIONAL AUTHORITY FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH AND RENAME THAT BODY AS THE HEALTH AND SAFETY AUTHORITY, TO REPEAL THE SAFETY, HEALTH AND WELFARE AT WORK ACT 1989, TO PROVIDE FOR THE REPEAL OF CERTAIN OTHER ENACTMENTS AND THE AMENDMENT OF THE NATIONAL STANDARDS AUTHORITY OF IRELAND ACT 1996 AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS. (e) if the person has responsibility under a rental, leasing or other arrangement to do so, maintain the article in a safe condition and in compliance with the relevant statutory provisions. (a) inspect the whole or any part of the place of work—, (i) subject to subsection (3), after giving reasonable notice to the employer, or. 71.—(1) Where the Authority or a person prescribed under S.I. (i) forges or uses a document issued or authorised to be issued under any of the relevant statutory provisions or required for any purpose under the relevant statutory provisions with the intent to deceive, or makes or has in his or her possession a document so closely resembling any such document as to be calculated to deceive. 2. 5. 7 of 1989 (7), or (11) Where a person on whom a prohibition notice has been served confirms in writing to the inspector in accordance with subsection (10) that the matters referred to in the prohibition notice have been remedied, the inspector shall, on being satisfied that the matters have been so remedied, within one month of receipt of such confirmation, give written notice to the person concerned of compliance with the prohibition notice. (b) A direction under paragraph (a) shall not apply to any particular undertaking or person (other than a subsidiary). section 33 . , (e) contravenes any requirement imposed by a notice requiring information under These regulations shall apply in addition to the provisions of section 82 of the Act. (a) a person holding office under, or in the service of, the State (including a civil servant within the meaning of the (4), (5) and (6), (2) A person, who is not an inspector, carrying out an investigation under this section shall, for the purposes of the investigation, have all the powers of an inspector under this Act. section 71 Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act 1851 (d) any other information that the Authority considers appropriate or that the Minister may require. (10) A person on whom a prohibition notice has been served who is of the opinion that the matters referred to in the notice have been remedied by the date specified in the notice shall confirm in writing to the inspector that those matters have been so remedied and shall give a copy of the confirmation to the safety representative, if any. General duties of employers to persons other than their employees. (b) Paragraph (a) does not prevent the disclosure of information where that disclosure is—. (4) In relation to the most recent risk assessment carried out by an employer, he or she shall take steps to implement any improvement considered necessary relating to the safety, health and welfare at work of employees and to ensure that any such improvement is implemented in respect of all activities and levels of the place of work. (c) specify the date on which the code shall come into operation. (c) 5 persons as the Minister considers appropriate which shall include one person from the Department under whose auspices the Authority operates. (3) (a) An inspector shall not disclose any information relating to any manufacturing, trade or commercial secrets or work processes that was obtained by the inspector in the performance of his or her functions under this Act. is amended in section 46(1) (as amended by , specifying the manner in which the safety, health and welfare at work of his or her employees shall be secured and managed. Disclosure of certain interests by members of Authority. (a) on whom a fine or other penalty was imposed by a court under any of the relevant statutory provisions, (b) on whom a prohibition notice was served under (13) For the purposes of this section, an absence of safety or a risk to health shall be disregarded in so far as the case is or, in relation to which it would arise is shown to be, one the occurrence of which could not reasonably be foreseen and, in determining whether a duty imposed by paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection (1) or paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection (5) has been performed, regard shall be had to any relevant information or advice which has been provided to any person by the person who designed, manufactured, imported or supplied the article or by the person who manufactured, imported or supplied the substance. (a) a non-domestic place of work that has been made available as a place of work to persons other than employees of the person to whom this section applies, (b) the means of access to or egress from that place of work, or. (7) A person who undertakes the manufacture of a substance, or in the case where the manufacture was undertaken outside the State, the importer, shall carry out or arrange for the carrying out of any necessary research with a view to the discovery and, so far as is reasonably practicable, the elimination or minimisation of any risks to safety or health to which the substance may give rise when in use. 14 to 17 (f) comply with the relevant statutory provisions. All employers and employees are also protected at work by the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, which imposes duties and responsibilities on both parties to maintain safe practice. 5. section 44 (7) Without prejudice to the powers conferred on an inspector by or under any other provision of this section, if a judge of the District Court is satisfied on the sworn information of an inspector that there are reasonable grounds for believing that—, (a) there are any articles or substances being used in a place of work or any records (including documents stored in a non-legible form) or information, relating to a place of work, that the inspector requires to inspect for the purposes of the relevant statutory provisions, held in, at or on any place or any part of any place, or. and, following the review, the employer shall amend the safety statement as appropriate. (2) In the event of an emergency or serious and imminent danger, an employer shall—. (6) A scheme or schemes under this section shall, as respects a person transferred under (2) The Authority may at any time cause any list referred to in subsection (1) to be published in such manner as it considers appropriate. by a registered medical practitioner, and any person so designated may—, (a) invite any person who, in his or her opinion, either has been or may be exposed in the course of his or her work to any risk of personal injury or other danger to his or her health, and. Schedule 7 Section 32 WorkSafe’s role. 38.—(1) The Authority may from time to time establish advisory committees to advise it in relation to any of its functions and may determine the membership, term of office and terms of reference and regulate the procedure of any such committee. The Chief Executive shall be appointed on the terms and conditions (including terms and conditions relating to duration of contract, performance, remuneration, allowances for expenses and removal from office) that the Authority may from time to time determine with the consent of the Minister and the Minister for Finance. (a) nominated as a member of Seanad Éireann, (b) elected as a member of either House of the Oireachtas or to be a representative in the European Parliament, or. (4) Where under the power conferred by subsection (1)(s) an inspector takes possession of any article or substance found at or in any place of work, he or she shall if it is practicable for him or her to do so, take a sample thereof and give to a responsible person at the place of work a portion of the sample marked in a manner sufficient to identify it. (9) The bringing of a complaint before the Labour Court under subsection (8) shall be effected by giving to the Labour Court a written notice containing such particulars (if any) as may be determined by the Labour Court. section 33 The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (No. (viii) the appointment of persons referred to in 26 (7) The applicant may appeal to the High Court from the decision of the Authority or a person prescribed under on the body of a person whose death may have been caused through personal injury. 21 of 1992 Table of contents. (2) In the performance of his or her duties under this section and 3. (5) Every person to whom sections 12 or 15 applies shall carry out a risk assessment in accordance with this section to the extent that his or her duties under those sections may apply to persons other than his or her employees. The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) enforces Health and Safety procedures and monitors compliance. section 33 No. (2)) under this Act shall be laid by the Minister before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and, if a resolution annulling the regulation or order is passed by either House within the next 21 days on which that House has sat after the regulation or order is laid before it, the regulation or order shall be annulled accordingly but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under the regulation or order. (b) display the notice or a copy of the notice in a prominent place at or near any place of work, article or substance affected by the notice. (a) all income received and expenditure by the Authority in performing its functions under this Act, (b) the sources of the income and the subject matter of the expenditure, and. , an inspector authorised immediately before the commencement of that section under section 33 of the Act of 1989 continues to be an inspector as if authorised under this section. (7), (b) refuses to produce any record that an inspector lawfully requires him or her to produce, or. of the (3) Any order made by the Court under this section shall have effect notwithstanding the terms of any permission given under any other enactment for the use of the place of work or part of the place of work to which the application under this section relates. Special duties of employers 7. (c) except for the first strategy statement, include a review of the outcomes and effectiveness of the preceding strategy statement. (4) Where there is a competent person in the employer's employment, that person shall be appointed for the purposes of this section in preference to a competent person who is not in his or her employment except where the knowledge and experience of the person first referred to is not adequate or appropriate to the functions conferred by this section. (2) A person commits an offence where he or she—. 22.—(1) Every employer shall ensure that health surveillance appropriate to the risks to safety, health and welfare that may be incurred at the place of work identified by the risk assessment under This act sets out the broad framework of obligations and responsibilities imposed on employers and employees in the workplace in Ireland. (4) For the purposes of the relevant statutory provisions, where an individual agrees with a person who is carrying on the business of an employment agency within the meaning of the S.I. (d) subject to subsection (2) and (b) for so long as the matter is being dealt with by the meeting, the member shall not be counted in the quorum for the meeting unless the Authority otherwise determines. (b) where an appeal is taken, on the later of the day next following the day on which the notice is confirmed on appeal or the appeal is withdrawn or the day specified in the notice. (2) The annual report shall be in the form that the Minister may direct and shall include—. (7), , as the case may be, of the appeal and the grounds for the appeal and the Authority or the person prescribed under (5) Regulations made under this Act may apply to all work activities or to particular work activities, and they may also relate to—. 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