The Health and Safety Authority is preparing a strategy statement for the three year period 2019-2021, under Section 43 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. While the strategy specifically focuses on the period 2019 to 2021 the vision, mission and values have relevance for a longer time horizon out to 2025.

The Authority has opened a public consultation process and interested parties are asked to make written observations on the draft Statement. The final document will be presented Pat Breen TD Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection.

The draft strategy is presented in a short bullet point format as a powerpoint presentation containing the key elements. The final stategy statement will be presented in a word format and will include additional contextual information and a review of the outcomes and effectiveness of the current strategy period (2016-2018). The statement will further specify the manner in which the Authority proposes to assess its performance in respect of the goals it sets. This strategy statement will continue many important programmes and initiatives by the authority started under earlier strategy statements.

Feedback on the draft statement should be emailed to strategy@hsa.ie not later than Tuesday 8th May 2018.

The draft Stategy Statement can be downloaded here

How to respond to this consultation

The Health and Safety Authority invites interested persons or organisations to make written observations on the draft strategy statement for 2019-2021.

In setting out its strategy statement, the Authority has already consulted widely with external industry groups, representative bodies, other stakeholders and staff

Suggested areas for feedback:

  1. Clarity: Is the document clear on the priorities and goals that the Authority has set?
  2. Focus: Are the priorities and goals identified by the Authority appropriate for the next three years?
  3. Amendments: Are there any amendments you wish to propose?
  4. Additional Observations: have you any further observations or suggestions?