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BeSMART.ie is a wide ranging initiative that the Health and Safety Authority has been running since 2011 to support and assist businesses with managing health and safety in their workplaces.

The primary aim is to:

“To make safety and health contribute in a manner that is tailored specifically for small business so enabling it to reduce the incidence of accidents and ill health; to motivate workers and maintain their involvement and to assist the overall success of the business.” 

BeSMART.ie is a FREE, easy to use, online resource which will allow you to carry out risk assessments and develop a safety statement for free for your business. It has been widely welcomed by businesses across a range of sectors and it has over 67,000 users and is continuously growing.

Find out more about BeSMART.ie here

In addition to BeSMART.ie a range of additional supports have been provided as part of the initiative for businesses. These can be found within the ‘Learn More’ section of BeSMART.ie and include the following:

Practical information sheets on managing the 9 hazards that commonly cause accidents and ill health in workplaces:

  1. Electricity (752KB)
  2. Fire (730KB)
  3. Manual Handling (664KB)
  4. Slips, Trips and Falls (538KB)
  5. Chemicals (538KB)
  6. Workplace Transport (886KB)
  7. Work at Height (740KB)
  8. Display Screen Equipment (525KB)
  9. Maintenance work (499KB)

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Hard copies of a ‘Safety Talks’ pack and a construction ‘Tools Box Talks’ pack are also available

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If you would like to get further information on any of our supports please email wcu@hsa.ie or LoCall 1890 289 389