Latest Publications

  • 2016

    Safe Load Securing of Precast Concrete Loads

    The Health & Safety Authority working in partnership with An Garda Siochana and the Road Safety Authority has developed this series of Load Safety information sheets, dealing with high-risk loads. Precast Concrete products are high-risk loads and the consequences of load shift can be extremely serious. Loads that are not firmly anchored to the load bed may shift during transport. This can make them unsafe.

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  • 2016

    Safe Load Securing of Structural Steel Loads

    The Health & Safety Authority working in partnership with An Garda Siochana and the Road Safety Authority has developed this series of Load Safety information sheets, dealing with high-risk loads. Steel is a high-density; high-risk load and the consequences of load shift can be extremely serious. Loads that are not firmly anchored to the load bed can shift during transport. This can make them unsafe.

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  • 2016

    Safe Load Securing of Plant and Machinery

    The Health & Safety Authority working in partnership with An Garda Siochana and the Road Safety Authority has developed this series of Load Safety information sheets, dealing with high-risk loads. Due to their size and weight, plant and machinery are considered to be high-risk loads where the consequences of load shift or load shed can be extremely serious.

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  • 2016

    Strategy Statement 2016-2018

    This latest strategy from the Authority sets out clearly its mission, values and priorities for the next three years. This is the blueprint for achieving its vision for healthy, safe and productive lives.

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  • 2016

    Programme of Work 2016

    This is the first programme of work prepared by the Health and Safety Authority under its strategy for 2016 to 2018, and is developed to contribute to our long-term vision of healthy, safe and productive lives.

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  • 2016

    Health and Safety of Vets Visiting Farms

    This guidance focuses on the vet’s obligations when carrying out work on a farm (excluding equine establishments). The content is also relevant to other professionals handling animals on farms, for example, livestock scanners, AI staff and weight recording staff.

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  • 2015

    Guidelines on the Safety of Powered Gates

    The purpose of this guidance is to assist those who have any responsibility for the specification, design, manufacture, purchase, installation, maintenance, inspection or use of powered gates.

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  • 2015

    Ergonomics - Good Practice in the Irish Workplace

    This publication demonstrates examples of how companies introduced a range of engineering and organisational improvements in the way work is carried out to avoid or reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury. It describes a range of measures that companies can consider to minimise exposure of their workforce to poor ergonomic conditions.

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  • 2015

    Chainsaw Safety Training Advice Information Sheet

    The major cause of timber related fatal accidents is being struck by falling trees or branches while felling trees

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  • 2015

    Review of the HSA Five-Year Plan for the Healthcare Sector 2010-2014

    The aim of the plan was to work with the sector in developing a culture of safety and in reducing injuries and illness among its workforce.

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