Employment Law Solicitors Dublin, Employment Lawyer Ireland, Employment Law Legal Advice IrelandThe rights and obligations of both employees and employers are set out in the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005.

Employers Duties

  1. Provide and maintain a safe workplace which uses safe plant and equipment
  2. Prevent risks from use of any article or substance and from exposure to physical agents, noise and vibration
  3. Prevent any improper conduct or behaviour likely to put the safety, health and welfare of employees at risk
  4. Provide instruction and training to employees on health and safety
  5. Provide protective clothing and equipment to employees
  6. Appoint a competent person as Safety Officer

Employees Duties

  1. Take reasonable care to protect the health and safety of themselves and of other people in the workplace
  2. Not to engage in improper behaviour that will endanger themselves or another
  3. Not to be under the influence of alcohol or other illegal drugs
  4. To report defects to machinery as soon as is practicable

What to do if you have an accident at work?

  1. Immediately report the matter to your supervisor / employer
  2. Take the necessary steps to ensure that you receive the appropriate health care.
  3. Apply for Injury Benefit from the Department of Social Protection if you are unfit to work and your employer does not pay sick leave.
  4. If you intend to seek compensation for injury suffered then you need to make a personal injuries claim through www.injuriesboard.ie

 

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