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The Specialists in Health and Safety Training and Consultancy in Dublin and across Ireland

Health and Safety Consultancy & Training Courses

Health-Safety.ie provides expert Health and Safety Training and Consultancy services to organisations both in Dublin and around Ireland.

We also offer other services including e-learning / online health and safety training courses.

Health and Consultancy

We offer a vast range of health and safety consultancy services including.

  • Health and Safety Consultants
  • Safety Statements
  • Risk Assessments
  • DSE Assessment
  • Pregnant Employee Risk Assessment
  • Noise Risk Assessment
  • Health and Safety Audit
  • Fire Audit
  • Fire Risk Assessment
  • Harness Safety Inspections
  • Ergonomic Assessments
  • Health and Safety Assessments

Our health and safety consultancy services are undertaken by our team of suitably qualified consultants, all qualified to degree level in their respective discipline. Our Health and Safety Consultants are professional members of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and our Fire Consultants are professional members of the Institution of Fire Engineers. Our Consultancy team all have substantial practical industry experience

Our Safety Statement and Risk Assessment service is particularly popular. We complete almost daily Safety Statements and Risk Assessments. Whilst most of these are in Dublin, we do also complete ones further afield throughout Ireland. The reason why this service is so popular is because these are a legal requirement for all employers in Ireland irrespective of size. We conduct a substantial amount of work in the corporate sector but also have vast experience in manufacturing, warehousing and wider heavy industry. A Safety Statement and Risk Assessment should be reviewed at least annually or more frequently should a Health and Safety Authority Inspector say so or if any changes occur etc. A Safety Statement and Risk Assessment is a legal requirement under Sections 19 and 20 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.

Our VDU / DSE Assessment service is also very popular and again this is due to the fact that all habitual computer users must have their own VDU / DSE Assessment undertaken for every workstation. These assessments should be reviewed at the most every 2 years or more frequently should a change our with the person or the workstation. VDU / DSE Assessments are a legal requirement under the General Application Regulations 2007.

A Pregnant Employee Risk Assessment is another common service undertaken by ADSC. Pregnant Employee Risk Assessments are a legal requirement for every pregnant employee. The specific risk assessment pertaining to pregnancy and which looks at safeguarding both mother and unborn child assess whether it is safe and appropriate for the pregnant employee to remain at work for the duration of pregnancy and in some cases breastfeeding dependant on the working environment. Where it is safe to remain, some additional controls are normally implemented. Where not and no appropriate alternative health and safety leave must then be considered.

Our Health and Safety Audit service is a useful tool for organisations who wish to gain a snapshot of health and safety compliance. The Health and Safety Audit will provide feedback, both positive and negative where appropriate in terms of compliance and where necessary will outline corrective actions to be taken to become compliant with health and safety legislation.

See our full list here with specific health and safety consultancy information on each service - Health and Safety Consultancy

Health and Safety Training Courses

We offer a vast range of health and safety training courses including.

  • Health and Safety Training Course
  • Manual Handling Training Course
  • Fire Extinguisher Training Course
  • Fire Marshal Training Course
  • Fire Manager Training Course
  • Working at Height Training Course
  • Ladder Training Course
  • Harness Training Course
  • First Aid Training Course
  • MEWP Training Course
  • Forklift Training Course
  • Abrasive Wheel Training Course
  • Stress Training Course
  • Bullying Training Course
  • Emergency First Aid Training Course
  • CPR Training Course
  • Defibrillator Training Course
  • DSE Assessor Training Course
  • Safety Representative Training

Our health and safety training courses are delivered by our competent and experienced health and safety training who fold the appropriate certification and practical experience. See our full list here with specific health and safety training course information on each service - Health and Safety Training Courses

Health and Safety Information

Why is Manual Handling Training so common?

Manual Handling Training is very popular due to the fact that it is a legal requirement for all staff who engage in Manual Handling. As there can be equal risks with light, awkward loads and heavy loads, training is required for all staff who undertake this activity. For staff who do not undertake any manual handling, training is not required. Although training is important it is a last line of defence and a Manual Handling Risk Assessment should first be undertaken to avoid or reduce the risk. Once the Manual Handling risk has been adequately controlled, Training and the use of PPE where appropriate come into action.

What is the main Health and Safety Legislation in Ireland?

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 is the primary legislation and the sole act in Ireland. There is also secondary relevant legislation such as the General Application Regulations 2007 which cover all workplaces. Additionally the Construction Regulations 2013 apply to Construction Work.

Am I legally required manage Health and Safety in Ireland?

Yes it is a specific legal requirement under Section 8 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act for all employers to manage health and safety.

Do employees have any responsibilities under Health and Safety law?

Yes the management of health and safety is very much a two way process with employees having responsibilities in addition to the employer. These responsibilities are specified under section 13 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.

What are the benefits of managing Health and Safety?

Morally - To protect people from harm. Proactive Health and Safety management can make a substantial difference in terms of protecting employees and other parties in the workplace from harm.

Legally - Reduced likelihood of criminal prosecution and civil liability. Economically - Possibility of reduced insurance, decrease in accidents, sick pay, downtime etc.. increased productivity and content workforce.

Proactive health and safety management not only protects people from harm but also contributes to business success.

What happens if I do not manage Health and Safety?

Breaches of health and safety law can result in summary proceedings in the District Court where the max penalty is €3,000 per charge and/or up to six months imprisonment or on indictment in the Circuit Court where the maximum penalty is €3,000,000 and/or imprisonment for up to two years.

Who is responsible for enforcing Health and Safety law in Ireland?

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) are the enforcement authority in Ireland with the responsibility for enforcing health and safety law.

Who can help me become Health and Safety compliant?

We offer a range of Health and Safety Consultancy and Training services. You can see our full list by browsing our service menus and contacting us with your specific requirements.

Are Health and Safety Training Courses a legal requirement?

Health and Safety Training Courses are a legal requirement under Section 10 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. Specific courses are also dealt with under specific legislation such as the General Application Regulations 2007.

What are the most common Health and Safety Training Courses required?

The most common Health and Safety Courses required include.

  1. Manual Handling
  2. Health and Safety Awareness
  3. Fire Safety - Fire Awareness and / or Fire Warden depending on premises and type of operations.
  4. First Aid
  5. Other / specialised specific training dependant on industry and sector

Who should undertake a Health and Safety Training Courses?

For any certified Health and Safety Training Courses the instructor should hold the appropriate certification. Generally in the commercial environment Consultants and Trainers will have an underlying health and safety or related technical qualification as well as course specific certification.

How often do Health and Safety Training Courses need to be refreshed?

The refresher rates for Health and Safety Training Courses can vary.

Please find some examples below.

  • General Health and Safety - 3 years
  • Manual Handling - 3 years.
  • Fire Safety - 3 years.
  • First Aid - 2 years

Who can help provide Health and Safety Training Courses?

We at ADSC Ireland have vast experience conducting Health and Safety Training Courses and would be delighted to provide a quote. To enable us provide you with a Health and Safety Training Course quote please provide the following information.

  • Name of training course you require.
  • Location of your premises (e.g. Dublin or exact location in Ireland.)
  • Number of employees who require training.

Health and Safety Consultant / Advisor Information

Is there a register of Health and Safety Consultants / Advisors available in Ireland?

No, there is no currently no register of health and safety consultants or advisors in Ireland.

What is the main professional body for Health and Safety Consultants / Advisors?

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is the Chartered body for health and safety professionals with 46,000 + members as of 2018. All Health and Safety Consultants / Advisors operating commercially should hold the appropriate IOSH Membership. As they should be qualified to Degree level they should be minimum Grad IOSH members or CMIOSH or CFIOSH Members who are Chartered Safety and Health Practitioners.

What qualifications should a Health and Safety Consultant / Advisor have?

A Health and Safety Consultant / Advisor should hold as a minimum a Diploma level qualification in Health and Safety practice. They should furnish a copy of their qualifications upon request to the client. They should also have further expertise / certification in additional areas where appropriate.

What type of insurance should a Health and Safety Consultant / Advisor have?

A competent Insurance broker can guide a Health and Safety Consultant / Advisor but generally the following apply.

Professional Indemnity Insurance
Public Liability Insurance
Employer Liability Insurance.

What experience should a Health and Safety Consultant / Advisor have?

A Health and Safety Consultant / Advisor should have experience in your particular industry, There are some Health and Safety Consultants / Advisors who just operate in a particular sector such as the corporate or construction sector to take some examples. Some Health and Safety Consultants / Advisors operate in multiple sectors.

Where can I find a Health and Safety Consultant / Advisor.

We have a competent team of health and safety consultants / advisors and would welcome any queries. We would be glad to assist if possible. Please provide the following information and we will be back to you ASAP.

  • Name of health and safety consultancy service you are interested in.
  • Location of your premises (If Dublin or elsewhere in Ireland)
  • Size of premises
  • Description of premises including any specific hazards.
  • Number of employees

Online Health and Safety Training Courses

Our range of online health and safety / compliance training courses include.

  • Health and Safety Awareness
  • Fire Awareness
  • Fire Warden
  • Bullying and Harassment Awareness
  • First Aid Awareness
  • Manual Handling Awareness

Visit our online health and safety course section Health and Safety E-Learning / Online Training

Get in Touch With Your Health and Safety Query

Thanks for visiting us at health-safety.ie

If we can assist you with any health and safety queries, please feel free to get in touch and we will be delighted to assist.

To help us get back to you quickly and efficiently the following information will help us process your query.

Health and Safety Training Enquiry Information

  • Name of health and safety training course you are interested in.
  • Number of participants for the health and safety training course.
  • Location of your premises for the health and safety training course (if you would like on your premises / we can offer on some courses on our premises in Baldoyle, Dublin 13, so please also state this if this is your preference.

Health and Consultancy Enquiry Information

  • Name of health and safety consultancy service you are interested in.
  • Location of your premises (specify Dublin or if elsewhere in Ireland)
  • Size of premises
  • Description of premises including any specific hazards.
  • Number of employees

We hopefully look forward to being of service and helping you with your health and safety query

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