- Provide and maintain a safe workplace which uses safe plant and equipment
- Prevent risks from use of any article or substance and from exposure to physical agents, noise and vibration
- Prevent any improper conduct or behaviour likely to put the safety, health and welfare of employees at risk
- Provide instruction and training to employees on health and safety
- Provide protective clothing and equipment to employees
- Appoint a competent person as Safety Officer
- Take reasonable care to protect the health and safety of themselves and of other people in the workplace
- Not to engage in improper behaviour that will endanger themselves or another
- Not to be under the influence of alcohol or other illegal drugs
- To report defects to machinery as soon as is practicable
What to do if you have an accident at work?
- Immediately report the matter to your supervisor / employer
- Take the necessary steps to ensure that you receive the appropriate health care.
- Apply for Injury Benefit from the Department of Social Protection if you are unfit to work and your employer does not pay sick leave.
- If you intend to seek compensation for injury suffered then you need to make a personal injuries claim through www.injuriesboard.ie