—Figures from the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) as contained in their Programme of Work 2017

Target number of Inspections by the Health and Safety Authority 2015 2016 2017
Inspections under Occupational safety and health legislation
Agriculture 2,300 2,300 2,000
Forestry 100 50 50
Fishing 150 50 50
Construction 3,150 3,800 4,000
Manufacturing 700 700 600
Wholesale and Retail 500 420
Healthcare 200 200 130
Public Sector 100
100  —
Mines and Quarries 150
200 200
Transport and Storage 150 200 200
Accommodation and Food Storage  —  — 200
Waste collection and disposal  — 100
Other Sectors* 700 500
Topical Inspection Campaigns**  —  — 300
Docks
50    
Reactive Inspections [Complaints, injury report, dangerous occurrence, etc.] 550    
Proactive Inspections [as result of 2013/14 findings***] 500    
Return Inspections due to low level of compliance 900    
Total Inspections under OSH legislation 9,000 8,900 8,650
   
Inspections under chemicals legislation  
Occupational hygiene 850  685  700
COMAH [control of major accident hazards] 150 100 90
Sub COMAH 50  25  75
Transport of dangerous goods [ADR/TPE] 420 270 420
Retail and private petroleum stores [RPPS] 120 70 120
REACH – registration audits 5 5 5
REACH – CLP audits 10 10 10
REACH – CLP market surveillance product assessments 150
   
Total Inspections under chemicals legislation 1,755
1,165 1,420
Investigations
 
Expected investigations under OSH legislation**** 1,200 1,100  —
Accident investigations*****  —  — 700
Market surveillance of chemical products
 150
REACH and CLP inspections (to be completed as part of occupational hygiene and COMAH programmes)
 —  300
Total inspections and investigations 11,995  11,165  11,220

* Other sectors [2017] include electricity and gas, water, sewerage and waste services; financial and insurance, real estate and renting services; information and communication services; administrative services; education and other services.

**Topical inspection campaigns [2017]: waste collection and disposal; healthcare: violence, aggression and stress; asphalt manufacture; block manufacture; wholesale: storage racking and forklift use; retail: supply of second-hand farm machinery; property management: maintenance and certification of lifts; LPG storage and filling; work-related vehicle safety.

***   Including the waste recycling industry, liquid petroleum gas bulk and cylinder storage, lifts, driving for work, workplace transport and load securing, risk management).

**** Expected investigations of fatalities, serious accidents, dangerous occurrences and complaints under OSH legislation.

***** Accident investigations: All workplace accidents resulting in a fatality will be investigated. in addition, other serious accidents, where they become known to the HSA, may be prioritised for investigation or may direct individual workplace inspections.

Figures from the Programme of Work 2017 published by the Health and Safety Authority.