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Kilkenny firm achieve ISO 9001 certification

Business Safety help Kilkenny firm achieve ISO 9001 certification.

Business Safety recently assisted Kilkenny-based fresh flowers distribution company “Living Colours” to gain certification to ISO 9001. Managing Director, Sherlock Foley sought certification as a means of demonstrating to his clients his commitment to providing high-quality product.

The project commenced in August 2012 and culminated with Living […]

By |February 26th, 2013|Latest News|Comments Off on Kilkenny firm achieve ISO 9001 certification

Construction Regulations 2013 Published

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013

New Construction Safety Regulations have been published and will come into effect from 01 June 2013.  The new regulations mean homeowners will have duties regarding contractor selection, and in the case of more complex projects, to appoint a Project Supervisor for the Design Stage, Project Supervisor for the […]

By |December 5th, 2012|Latest News|Comments Off on Construction Regulations 2013 Published

Farm Safety Ireland –

Farm Fatalities Remain High in 2012

To date, the HSA website shows that 18 people have been killed on Irish farms compared to 22 people who were killed on Irish farms during 2011.  To put this in perspective, in  2007 at the tail end of the construction boom, 18 people were killed in construction works […]

By |November 8th, 2012|Latest News|Comments Off on Farm Safety Ireland –

OHSAS 18001 Benefits

According to an article in the November edition of Health & Safety Review, speaking at a recent ceremony at which 15 companies were presented with OHSAS 18001 certificates, Chief Executive Martin O’Halloran said that the HSA found that 80% of failures are attributable to management.
This statement by the HSA Chief Executive confirms what has […]

By |November 6th, 2012|Latest News|Comments Off on OHSAS 18001 Benefits

Manual Handling Training

Manual Handling Training

& the Law

Manual Handling Training is covered under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007, Part 2, Chapter 4.  The first thing to consider is just what exactly constitutes manual handling training.  The definition given in the regulations states that manual handling means:
“any transporting or supporting of a […]

By |August 22nd, 2012|Latest News|Comments Off on Manual Handling Training