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Health and Safety

  • Health and Safety helpdesk

    Use the Health and Safety helpdesk to log training requests and get health and safety advice. Phone 1850 420 420

  • Biological agents

    Biological agents are classified into 4 risk groups according to their level of risk of infection.

  • Carrying out a risk assessment

    A risk assessment looks at what can cause harm to people and the measures required to reduce the risk of injury. The three types of risk assessment are generic, specific and dynamic.

  • Chemicals

    Chemicals are classified as non-hazardous or hazardous. You may come into contact with several different chemical substances during your work, for example, cleaning agents, disinfecting and sterilising agents, laboratory chemicals.

  • Dangerous goods

    Dangerous goods are substances and items that are a risk to people, property and the environment. Examples include clinical waste, specimens, laboratory waste, pharmacy waste

  • First aid

    Information on first aid requirements for workplace settings

  • Health and Safety auditing

    A suite of audit tools, developed by the National Health and Safety Function (NHSF), provide assurance around health and safety performance. The audit tools can be used to monitor and measure key deliverables and identify areas for improvement.

  • Health and Safety Authority (HSA) inspections

    The HSA investigates accidents, causes of ill health and complaints and can complete inspections.

  • Health and safety in contract work

    The term 'Contractor' is used broadly and is intended to cover contractors, agencies and temporary employment businesses. If you are using a contract, you have health and safety responsibilities.

  • Health and Safety legislation

    Health and safety legislation for managing a safe place of work and safe systems at work.