Please Note

We are currently reviewing our publications to take account of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013 which came into effect on the 1st August 2013. If you have any queries in relation to the new regulations or any of our publications please contact us at wcu@hsa.ie or 1890289389.

Construction

  • 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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  • 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‘Safety with asbestos information sheet’ and ‘Working with materials containing asbestos cement’ publication are now superseded by this new asbestos guidance publication.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 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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  • 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

    An Introduction to the Management of Manual Handling in the Construction Sector

    There are approximately 109,000 people working in the construction industry. It is a sector where the nature of work conducted varies greatly. However, it is also a sector where workers engage in work tasks which require a significant amount of manual handling. This guide has been put together as an introduction to the management of manual handling in the construction sector.

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  • 2012

    Definition of Construction Work

    Guide to Definition of construction work, Revision 2012.This guide is provided to assist with the understanding of the legal definition of ‘construction work’ as set out in the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (construction) Regulations 2006. The guide is aimed at duty holders such as designers, contractors or even clients who are considering having maintenance or repair carried out to their premises. It is important to highlight that all work must be carried out safely and the 2005 Act will always apply. This guide is general and does not constitute a legal interpretation of the definition contained in the legislation.

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  • 2011

    Safe Use of Site Dumpers on Construction Sites

    This information sheet provides an overview of the key safety aspects when operating or managing the use of site dumpers. For the purposes of this information sheet the term site dumper includes all self-propelled wheeled forward tipping machines, which transports, dumps or spreads materials. There are three key factors

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