Codes of Practice

  • 2017

    Code of Practice for Preventing Injury and Occupational Ill Health in Agriculture

    The aim of this Code of Practice is to improve the level of safety and health among all people engaged in the agriculture sector by providing practical guidance.

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  • 2017

    Farm Safety Code of Practice - Risk Assessment Document

    Farm Safety Code of Practice risk assessment document. For farms with three or less employees.

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  • 2017

    Code of Practice for the Design and Installation of Anchors

    The aim of this code of practice is to provide practical guidance to designers, specifiers and installers of metal anchors on the requirements and prohibitions set out in the relevant statutory provisions.

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  • 2017

    Code of Practice for Working in Confined Spaces

    This code of practice is intended to provide practical guidance on safe work in confined spaces and is operational from 1st May 2017.

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  • 2016

    Code of Practice - For Contractors with Three or Less Employees Working on Roads

    This is a Code of Practice aimed at Contractors involved in Roadwork and Road Maintenance activities where three or less persons are employed. The aim of this Code of Practice is to improve the level of safety and health among small-scale employers and contractors (employing up to three employees) engaging in road works. It will help you put a Safety Statement in place covering you and your employees and will guide you on how to plan and work safely on site. Operational from August 8th 2016.

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  • 2016

    Code of Practice for Avoiding Danger from Underground Services

    This Code of Practice is a result of a joint initiative between the Health and Safety Authority, Construction Industry Federation, Irish Congress of Trade Unions, key utility companies/service providers and local authorities that are involved in the provision and maintenance of vital underground services. It provides practical guidance to assist in complying with safety, health and welfare legislation requiring that adequate precautions are taken in any excavation, shaft, earthwork, underground works or tunnel to avoid risk to persons at work arising from possible underground dangers. It replaces the Code of Practice for Avoiding Danger from Underground Services issued by the Authority in 2005.

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  • 2016

    Code Of Practice for Safety In Roofwork

    This code of practice gives practical guidance to roofing companies, clients, designers, project supervisors (design and construction stages), safety representatives, safety consultants, advisors and anyone carrying out roofwork.

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  • 2016

    2016 Code of Practice for the Chemical Agents Regulations

    This Code of Practice transposes the provisions of Commission Directive 2000/39/EC establishing a first list of IOELVs in implementation of Council Directive 98/24/EC on the protection of the health and safety of workers from the risks related to chemical agents at work.

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  • 2016

    Code of Practice for Health and Safety in Dock Work

    Safe ports make for efficient ports which are well positioned to support Ireland’s economy and create employment through export led growth.

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  • 2013

    2013 Code Of Practice for Biological Agents

    This Code of Practice was updated in 2017, it contains the approved list of biological agents, their classification, minimum containment measures and dispensation from minimum containment measures, where appropriate.

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