New Health and Safety Legislation enacted.

Three statutory instruments were introduced by the Minster of State at the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Mr. Pat Breen, TD., and signed on 28th April 2019.

S.I. No. 179 of 2019

SAFETY, HEALTH AND WELFARE AT WORK (QUARRIES) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 2019

The purpose of these Regulations is to amend the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Quarries) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 28 of 2008) to facilitate the recognition by SOLAS of equivalent registration cards and certification schemes from states other than Member States as compliant with the provisions of these Regulations. The Regulations also change any references to FÁS to SOLAS and similarly change references to FETAC to QQI following the establishment of the Quality and Qualifications Ireland and make other minor amendments, including the addition of a reference to “common operator” in Regulation 12 for ease of consistency

https://niso.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Safety-Health-and-Welfare-at-Work-Quarries-Amendment-Regulations-2019-S.I.-No.-179-of-2019.pdf

S.I. No. 180 of 2019

SAFETY, HEALTH AND WELFARE AT WORK (DIVING) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 2019

The purpose of these Regulations is to amend the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Diving) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 254 of 2018) by inserting an additional provision to Regulation 19. The additional provision to Regulation 19 will allow for the recognition of certificates of fitness to dive issued outside the State to be recognised by the Health and Safety Authority as meeting the requirements of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Diving) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 254 of 2018) provided the Health and Safety Authority has entered into an agreement with the relevant authorities of the jurisdiction involved.

https://niso.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Safety-Health-and-Welfare-at-Work-Diving-Amendment-Regulations-2019-S.I.-No.-180-of-2019.pdf

S.I. No. 181 of 2019

SAFETY, HEALTH AND WELFARE AT WORK ACT 2005 (AGREEMENT TO RECOGNISE) ORDER 2019

The purpose of this Order (as provided for in section 35(1) of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (No. 10 of 2005)) is to confer on the Health and Safety Authority the function to enter into agreements with persons or bodies involved in safety, health and welfare at work in regard to the recognition of matters related to the functions of the Health and Safety Authority.

https://niso.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Safety-Health-and-Welfare-at-Work-Act-2005-Agreement-to-Recognise-Order-2019-S.I.-No.-181-of-2019.pdf