Archive for August, 2011

Maintenance and Cleaning of Machinery

August 25th, 2011

Wherever possible, maintenance and cleaning should only be carried when machinery has been shut-down. Guidance on Regulation 13 of the Safety Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 recommends that proactive measures be put in place where machinery cannot be shut-down. The guidance highlights the need for a ‘safe system of work’ to […]

National Internship Scheme

August 17th, 2011

We are offering two internships under the National Internships Scheme; one for a health & safety intern (INTE-625633), the other for a marketing intern (INTE-625703). Both roles offer candidates an excellent opportunity to develop their skills. For further information visit and to apply email with a CV and cover letter. Learn more about […]

DIY Chain Prosecuted Over Customer Fatality

August 11th, 2011

B&Q was recently fined €250,000 by Dublin Circuit Criminal Court over an incident that resulted in the death of a customer. The 59-year-old Dublin man, had been shopping at the Tallaght outlet in March 2009 when he was struck by a half-tonne fencing bundle that fell over 4 metres from racking, crushing his chest. The […]

Suspended Prison Sentence for H&S Breaches

August 2nd, 2011

A “woeful failure” to learn from a previous incident and “sham paperwork” were words used by Judge Anthony Kennedy, when he imposed one year suspended prison sentences on three company directors and fined the company €50,000, following a fatal accident. A toolmaker was hit on the left side of the head by an extended bar […]

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