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Retail Operators: How Can You Be Sure You are Compliant?

As a shop owner, your responsibilities regarding the safety of your premises are similar to the duties of a board director: The buck stops with you. In a climate of uncertainty, when many retail operators don’t even know when and for how long they will be open, the last thing […]

Maintenance Checklist- Do You Have One?

What is a maintenance checklist and do you have one? IS it captured digitally using a software tool or is it paperbased, manual and filed in a drawer. A maintenance checklist is a list of maintenance tasks that has been prepared by the manufacturer of an asset, or a certain […]

SECURITY IN THE WORKPLACE – BE SAFE THAN SORRY

Under The Safety Health & Welfare Act 2005 and The Safety Health and Welfare at (General Applications) Regulations 2007, employers have a duty of responsibility to protect their staff at all times. Robbery of cash and stock or indeed dealing with difficult customers can expose staff to a risk of […]

WORRYING RISE OF ACCIDENTAL ELECTRICAL FIRES IN HIGH RISE BUILDINGS

According to a recent article in Fire Safety Matters, there is a worrying rise in accidental electrical fires in high rise buildings. ‘White goods’ like washing machines and tumble dryers are blamed for this rise. Electrical Safety First, the UK consumer charity, is campaigning for a ‘responsible, nominated person’ to […]

Truth is a Fact, Trust is a Feeling

According to recent information published by the Health and Safety Authority, there are no exemptions or relaxations of the legislative requirements in respect of the Safety Health and Welfare Act 2005. This includes all statutory provisions for the workplace, fire, electrical, mechanical, lifting equipment and all workplace place equipment etc. […]

MINIMUM WORKPLACE SAFETY HEALTH & WELFARE REQUIREMENTS

When we think of safety health and welfare in the workplace, most people think construction sites, chemicals, oil rigs etc. But the Safety Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 provides for the minimum requirements for all workplaces. So if you are a global company with 500 employees […]

Working With Electricity Safely

Health & Safety is paramount in every job, but especially so when working with electricity. When working with energised equipment or systems, always shut down energised equipment and systems. This is the safest thing to do. This will involve LOTO, Lock Out Tag Out. Click on the link for LOTO […]

REDUCE THE RISK AGAINST A COVID-19 CLAIM

I have just renewed my annual insurance for my business. My brokers have told me that I am not covered in the event of a COVID-19 Claim. Labour’s Brendan Howlin said businesses will not be able to reopen if they cannot avail of COVID-19 insurance. This  affects some businesses more […]

WHAT IS COMPLIANCE

  A lot of people ask me what is actually meant by Compliance?, what areas does it cover, is one area more important than another, is there an area that I should really ensure that I’m compliant in etc.? The answer is not very complex. Compliance for an organisation means […]