Codes of Practice

  • 2017

    Code of Practice for Working in Confined Spaces

    This code of practice is intended to provide practical guidance on safe work in confined spaces and is operational from 1st May 2017.

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  • 2016

    Code of Practice - For Contractors with Three or Less Employees Working on Roads

    This is a Code of Practice aimed at Contractors involved in Roadwork and Road Maintenance activities where three or less persons are employed. The aim of this Code of Practice is to improve the level of safety and health among small-scale employers and contractors (employing up to three employees) engaging in road works. It will help you put a Safety Statement in place covering you and your employees and will guide you on how to plan and work safely on site. Operational from August 8th 2016.

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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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  • 2016

    Code of Practice for Health and Safety in Dock Work

    Safe ports make for efficient ports which are well positioned to support Ireland’s economy and create employment through export led growth.

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  • 2012

    COP for the Operators of Quarry Delivery Vehicles Employing 3 or less

    The aim of the Code of Practice is to improve the level of safety and health compliance of persons operating delivery vehicles to and from quarries, by providing practical guidance as to the observance of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.

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  • 2010

    Code of Practice for Electrical Safety in Quarries

    This Code of Practice is aimed primarily at operators of quarries, designers of quarry electrical installations, electricians, safety and health practitioners, employers, managers, employees, safety representatives and anyone associated with electrical installations in quarries.

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  • 2010

    Children and Young Persons in Agriculture Code of Practice

    Because farms are homes as well as workplaces, there are frequently children and young persons in this high-risk environment, either in the family or as visitors. This means children and young persons are at risk of death or injury on farms. This Code of Practice applies only to on-farm work activities and their potential impact on children and young persons.

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  • 2009

    Code of Practice for Managing Safety and Health in Forestry Operations

    This Code of Practice provides practical guidance on observing the legislation in relation to forestry operations. It came into operation on December 1st 2009 and replaces the Code of Practice for Managing Safety and Health in Forestry Operations which was issued by the Health and Safety Authority in May 2003.

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  • 2002

    Code of Practice for Rider-Operated Lift Trucks: Operator Training and Supplementary Guidance

    This Code of Practice contains detailed guidance about all areas of training forklift truck drivers.

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