Health & Safety Legislation

Irrespective of whether a company is involved in manufacture or is a service organisation, it has a statutory obligation, under the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005, to operate in a way, which safeguards the health and safety of its workforce.  This one-day course will enable participants to assess the implications of the Act and its associated regulations and to understand what their responsibilities in complying with the Act, are. The course will address the implications of the Act for employees and employers in terms of increased obligations for safety, increased powers for the HSA and substantially increased penalties for breaches of the legislation. The course will also address legislation such as the REACH Regulation and the Safety Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007. The 2005 Act carried penalties of up to €3 million and prison sentences of up to 2 years for those breaking the law.

Delivery Mode

  • Customised

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What's covered?

  • General Safety, Health & Welfare Legislation
  • The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005
  • Safety Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007
  • Dangerous Substances Legislation including the REACH Regulation
  • Noise and Vibration Legislation
  • Occupational Exposure Legislation
  • Safety in Industry Legislation
  • Construction Legislation including the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013
  • Emergency Preparedness Legislation

A demonstration of the Antaris Pegasus Legal Register will be given during the course.

Who should participate?

  • Health and Safety Officer and managers
  • Technical managers
  • Environmental Managers
  • Quality Managers
  • Safety Representatives
  • Personnel and Human Resources

What will I learn?

Participants achieve the following learning outcomes from the programme;

  • Understand the legal framework within which occupational health and safety operates
  • Understand the duties and responsibilities of both management and employees
  • Gain an appreciation of the significance of health and safety legislation in the context of ISO 45001, the health and safety management system standard

Who are the tutors?

Finbarr Stapleton

Finbarr Stapleton, Antaris, has a B.Sc. in Industrial Chemistry and a Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety and is a member of IOSH. He has over thirty years experience, initially as Laboratory Manager in an Analytical Laboratory, a number of years experience as an EHS Manager in the Food Industry and subsequently in technical consultancy.

He has successfully implemented OHSAS 18001/45001, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 in a large number of industries. He has extensive experience of quality management and environmental and health and safety management systems, energy management, waste management as well as environmental and health and safety legislation. He is a qualified Auditor of ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 management systems. Finbarr has also extensive experience of energy management systems such as ISO 50001. He has carried out a number of projects on behalf of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).
He regularly carries out audits and risk assessments for client companies. He has also qualified as a dangerous goods safety adviser.

Finbarr has assisted a number of companies in making successful applications to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) for an IPPC (Integrated Pollution Prevention & Control) licence and has also carried out Environmental Impact Assessments for a number of companies.

Finbarr also holds an NUI Certificate in Training and Continuing Education. He is the lead tutor for the Nebosh International Certificate and Diploma courses.

Nick Smyth

Nick Smyth graduated from the University of Limerick in 1981 with a BSc in Manufacturing Technology having taken the Materials Engineering specialisation. He has worked as a Technical, Q.A./Materials Engineering and E.H.S. professional for 24 years, which included management roles in Intel Ireland, Johnson and Johnson, DeBeers Industrial Diamond, SPS International, Abbott Ireland and Fulflex International. He holds qualifications in Quality Assurance/Management, Lead Auditing, Safety Health and Welfare at Work, Occupational Hygiene and Environmental Management.

Nick also holds an NUI Certificate in Training and Continuing Education, and a CAE certificate in Accessible Environments and the Disability Discrimination Act.
He joined Antaris in June of 2005 and provides consultancy and SQT training services in his areas of experience and expertise.

Peter Fleming

Peter Fleming is an accomplished EHSQ professional with credible technical insight coupled with best-in-class interpersonal and communication skills. In the last 14 years, he has specialized in the areas of HAZOP, risk assessment, process safety, fire safety and industrial loss prevention. Peter Has worked with over 300 organizations in Europe, China, Middle East, America, Central America primarily focusing on HAZOP studies and Risk Assessment.

Currently, he has been coordinating a number of HAZOP and SIL studies in Jubail and Saudi Arabia. He has also worked as a safety expert responsible for assessing the safety of Ma’aden operations and processes and preparing a safety risk register for Ma’aden Phosphate Company. His work encompassed beneficiation, ammonia, 3 sulfuric acid, 3 phosphoric acid and 4 diammonium phosphate plants. He has also completed a number of HAZOP studies in Saudi Arabia and Qatar for a number of clients.

What are the entry requirements?

In-House Courses
For In-House courses the tutor will contact you in advance to discuss the course programme in more detail in order to tailor it specifically for your organisation.

Course Manual
Delegates will receive a very comprehensive course manual.

Peter Fleming


Peter Fleming

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