Category: Health & Safety

Returning to the Office

Health & Safety

Keeping the workplace safe as employees return to the office As restrictions ease, and with the announcement that returning to the office can commence on a phased and staggered bases from the 20th of September, how can we keep ourselves and others safe as we return to the office? How…

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How to work safely with display screen equipment (DSE)

Health & Safety

As either a company or employee, it is your responsibility to minimise the health risks of working with display screen equipment (DSE). This includes, as a company, taking sufficient measures and regular risk assessments to protect them. As an employee, in turn, you must follow the guidelines to ensure best…

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WRC Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Right to Disconnect

Health & Safety

From 1 April 2021, all employees have an official right to disconnect from work after the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar TD, brought in the Workplace Relations Commission’s Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Right to Disconnect. The purpose of the Code…

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Risk Assessments for COVID-19: your responsibilities as a company

Health & Safety

As a company, it is your responsibility to protect people from harm. This includes taking sufficient measures to protect your employees and others from COVID-19. This is called a Coronavirus risk assessment and it’ll help you manage risk and protect your operations. What’s a COVID-19 Risk Assessment? All companies need…

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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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