Construction

  • 2016

    Crystalline Silica Dust Information Sheet

    Crystalline silica is widely found in nature. Occupational exposure to crystalline silica dust occurs in many industries.

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  • 2016

    Code of Practice for Avoiding Danger from Underground Services

    This Code of Practice is a result of a joint initiative between the Health and Safety Authority, Construction Industry Federation, Irish Congress of Trade Unions, key utility companies/service providers and local authorities that are involved in the provision and maintenance of vital underground services. It provides practical guidance to assist in complying with safety, health and welfare legislation requiring that adequate precautions are taken in any excavation, shaft, earthwork, underground works or tunnel to avoid risk to persons at work arising from possible underground dangers. It replaces the Code of Practice for Avoiding Danger from Underground Services issued by the Authority in 2005.

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  • 2016

    Code Of Practice for Safety In Roofwork

    This code of practice gives practical guidance to roofing companies, clients, designers, project supervisors (design and construction stages), safety representatives, safety consultants, advisors and anyone carrying out roofwork.

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  • 2015

    Grandad Built Our House

    A book about construction safety by children from all over Ireland. This book is the culmination of work between primary school children, artists and writers around the high risk world of construction work.

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  • 2015

    Reducing the Manual Handling of Glazing Units - Information Sheet

    This information sheet focuses on risk-reduction measures for systems of work used for the manual handling of glazing units from a storage area on site to the point of installation.

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  • 2013

    Reducing the Manual Handling of Roof Panels

    This factsheet aims to highlight the physical risk factors associated with the manual handling of roof panels and to present examples of how such risk factors can be reduced.

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  • 2013

    Asbestos Information Sheet

    Do you carry out repair, renovation or maintenance works in older buildings? If so, read the information in this leaflet, it could save your life!

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  • 2013

    Asbestos-containing Materials (ACMs) in Workplaces - Practical Guidelines on ACM Management and Abatement

    The aim of these guidelines is to provide a broad spectrum of guidance aimed at the prevention of occupational illness from exposure to respirable asbestos fibres. The ‘Safety with asbestos information sheet’ and ‘Working with materials containing asbestos cement’ publication are now superseded by this new asbestos guidance publication.

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  • 2013

    Guide for Homeowners

    This guide tells you what you need to know and do when you are having construction work done in your home. The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) developed this guide in light of new responsibilities for homeowners under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013. The regulations apply to construction work that you pay to get done in your home. They do not apply to DIY (Do it yourself) jobs.

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  • 2013

    Guide for Contractors and Project Supervisors

    This guidance is aimed at contractors who undertake construction work on private domestic dwellings. Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013, a Client is a person for whom a construction project is carried out. This now includes a person having construction work carried out on their own home.

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