Why Managers Should Listen to Understand, Not Respond ALAN WHITE Wellness Consultant at EazySAFE When we think of stress, we immediately think of the negative consequences that it can have on our mental and physical health. Stress and its’ related physical symptoms is a leading cause of employee absenteeism and as a result can cost […]
Confined Spaces – The dangers, the regulations and how to manage them GEMMA COLLINS DOYLE Health and Safety Consultant at EazySAFE I have worked as a safety professional now for well over fifteen years and confined spaces is definitely one of those major hazards that gets me thinking every time. Before we get into the […]
Making the Workplace more Family-Friendly GEMMA COLLINS DOYLE Health and Safety Consultant at EazySAFE The important of a family friendly workplace begins before an employee becomes a parent! With the busy world that we live in, it’s possible that family life suffers. This is for sure, not the way nature intended. The early years of a […]
Pregnancy can be one of the most vulnerable times of a woman’s life. So, it’s important that when a woman is at work, she can feel safe, protected and as comfortable as possible. To help ensure this is the case, there is legislation that is in place- The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application)
The term safety statement is used to describe a document which summarises how an Irish company manages risk and provides an opportunity for company management to show commitment to their employees that workplace risk is effectively managed.
Well, this is an interesting topic for discussion! If you ask a small business owner or someone in management, they will probably say that health and safety is costly, takes up time and can be a barrier. Ask a health and safety professional and you will get the opposite answer!
This discussion looks at the safety issues that are related to lifting operations, including equipment and accessories and what general arrangements need to be in place to safely manage this type of hazardous work.
Everyone that visits your site should have some kind of formal induction. Each induction will need to cover different topics, for example, Visitors won’t need to know how to fill out a permit to work form, but they will need to know where their assembly point is, in the event of an emergency.
One of my favourite parts of my job, as a health and safety consultant, is carrying out VDU assessments for people. Why? Because a difference can be made almost immediately! Such simple changes can help people sit more comfortably, ease any pain they are experiencing and create a better working environment.
Some would say that this is not something we in Ireland need to worry about very often, but with the “Beast from the East” in March 2018, I’m sure you would agree that dealing with winter weather while driving is definitely an area that we need to be more prepared for!