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Health and Safety

The following is provided for information purposes only on health and safety in Ireland.


Competent Authority

The competent authority for enforcing compliance with occupational health and safety legislation in Ireland is the Health and Safety Authority (HSA).

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) should be contacted directly for all queries in relation to health and safety.

Managing Health and Safety

When establishing a place of business in Ireland, service providers are required to comply with the relevant health and safety legislation applicable.

For more information, please click here: (Managing health and safety)

Safety statement and risk assessment
  • Service providers are required to carry out a risk assessment of their place of business.
  • They must then prepare a written safety statement for their place of business

More information is available on preparing a safety statement here

General information on Health and Safety

General information on health and safety, including a guide to the relevant legislation, is available here

Contacting the Health and Safety Authority

Please find contact details for the Health and Safety Authority here