Useful Resources and Links
The following is a non-exhaustive list of information and resources which you may find helpful in dealing with safety and health in your school. There are also numerous publications in PDF format available to download free of charge from http://www.hsa.ie/publications.
Reporting a Work Related Accident (IR1)
Notifiable accidents must be reported to the Health and Safety Authority by completing the Incident Report Form (IR1)online or by sending a completed IR1 form to the Workplace Contact Unit, Health and Safety Authority, The Metropolitan Building, James Joyce Street, Dublin 1. A hard copy of the IR1 form can be obtained from the Workplace Contact Unit, Locall 1890 289 389. Photocopies are not acceptable.
Dangerous Occurrences (IR3)
Reportable Dangerous Occurrences must be reported to the Health and Safety Authority by sending a completed Form of Notice of Dangerous Occurrences (IR3) form to the Workplace Contact Unit at the above address.
Safety Statements and Risk Assessments
A safety statement represents a commitment to the safety, health and welfare of employees while at work and other visitors to the workplace. The safety statement should be based on the identification of the hazards and risk assessments carried out.
The Guidelines on Managing Safety and Health in Post Primary Schools is both a guidance document and a toolkit to assist schools in managing safety, health and welfare. Detailed information including access to risk assessment templates is available at the above link.
Safety and Health Legislation
Further Guidance and Information
The following links are important when undertaking construction at your school. Some of the links may also be useful for general maintenance.
There is more information available at the Occupational Health Publications section of our website
Safety on Farms - Teaching Aids
Every year people are killed or seriously injured in accidents involving workplace transport. Visit the Workplace Transport section of our website to learn how you can protect against accidents involving vehicles.
Working with Chemicals
Note: These resources are compliant with UK legislation which differs from Irish law in terms of duties of
care. However, you may find some of the links useful as examples of good practice.
• Health and Safety Executive: education, information sources and guidance - www.hse.gov.uk
• Health and Safety Executive link to guidelines on school trips www.hse.gov.uk/schooltrips
• The Association for Physical Education (UK) www.afpe.org.uk
• Safe Practice in Physical Education and School Sport, Association for Physical Education
• Teacher net website: www.teachernet.gov.uk/wholeschool/healthandsafety includes information on: