—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|
|Wholesale and Retail||—||500||420|
|Mines and Quarries||150
|Transport and Storage||150||200||200|
|Accommodation and Food Storage||—||—||200|
|Waste collection and disposal||—||100||—|
|Topical Inspection Campaigns**||—||—||300|
|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|
|COMAH [control of major accident hazards]||150||100||90|
|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
|Expected investigations under OSH legislation****||1,200||1,100||—|
|Market surveillance of chemical products||—
|REACH and CLP inspections (to be completed as part of occupational hygiene and COMAH programmes)||—
|Total inspections and investigations||11,995||11,165||11,220|
* Other sectors  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 : 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.