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Workshop: New Supports Available from the Health and Safety Authority

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New Supports Available from the Health and Safety Authority

National Irish Safety Organisation, in conjunction with the Health and Safety Authority, is running a nationwide 2 hour workshop throughout 2024.

Seminar Series
Are you…

  • An Employer, Manager or HR Professional
  • A Health and Safety Manager or Consultant
  • A Safety Representative
  • An All Ireland Safety Awards Entrant?

…then this is for YOU!

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Locations:
Cork, Dundalk, Galway

Seminar Fee: Free

Duration: 09.00hrs to 11.00hrs.


Dates and Venues:
Dundalk: 22 May 2024, Fairways Hotel, Dublin Rd., Haggardstown, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91 E6KC
Galway: 2 October, Oranmore Lodge Hotel, Station Rd., Carrowmoneash, Oranmore, Co. Galway, H91 NN76
Cork: 9 October 2024,  Oriel Hotel Cork, Main Street, Ballincollig, Co. Cork


Workshop Outline

National Irish Safety Organisation, in conjunction with the Health and Safety Authority, is running a nationwide 2 hour workshop throughout 2024. The workshop will focus on supports for enterprises and employees along with providing updates on the Authority’s strategy and programme of work.

Managing hazards and risks in the workplace is the foundation for a safe and healthy workplace and the provision of tools and resources for all stakeholders is critical to achieving this goal. The workshop will focus on new supports available from the Health and Safety Authority such as remote working, the role of the safety representative in the workplace, effective communication in the workplace and the free tools and resources that are available for employers and employees along with an overview of accident statistics and trends that are occurring in workplaces in Ireland.

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Workshop: New Supports Available from the Health and Safety Authority

National Irish Safety Organisation, in conjunction with the Health and Safety Authority, is hosting a 2 hour workshop throughout 2024.

Workshop Series
Are you…

  • An Employer, Manager or HR Professional
  • A Health and Safety Manager or Consultant
  • A Safety Representative
  • An All Ireland Safety Awards Entrant?

…then this is for YOU!


Workshop Outline

National Irish Safety Organisation, in conjunction with the Health and Safety Authority, is running a two hour workshop throughout 2024. The workshop will focus on supports for enterprises and employees along with providing updates on the Authority’s strategy and programme of work.

Managing hazards and risks in the workplace is the foundation for a safe and healthy workplace and the provision of tools and resources for all stakeholders is critical to achieving this goal. The workshop will focus on new supports available from the Health and Safety Authority such as remote working, the role of the safety representative in the workplace, effective communication in the workplace and the free tools and resources that are available for employers and employees along with an overview of accident statistics and trends that are occurring in workplaces in Ireland.


Locations: Cork, Dundalk, Galway

Dates and Venues:
Dundalk: 22 May 2024, Fairways Hotel, Dublin Rd., Haggardstown, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91 E6KC
Galway: 2 October, Oranmore Lodge Hotel, Station Rd., Carrowmoneash, Oranmore, Co. Galway, H91 NN76
Cork: 9 October 2024,  Oriel Hotel Cork, Main Street, Ballincollig, Co. Cork


Dates and Times
Two hours from 09.00hrs to 11.00hrs.


Seminar Fee: Free


Workshop Objectives

This workshop is designed to support workplaces that are interested in understanding the key hazards and risks that are occurring in workplaces and the supports available. Participants will gain an understanding of:

  • accident trends occurring in Ireland and the importance of accident reporting
  • the core elements of managing a distributed remote workforce
  • the role of the Safety Representative and how to ensure effective consultation in the workplace
  • safety culture
  • vulnerable workers and sensitive risk groups
  • how to use the free tools and resources available and how to effectively communicate these to employees

Speakers’ Bios
Colleen Butler, Human Factors Specialist, Health and Safety Authority (Cork and Galway dates)
Colleen Butler (PhD., C.ErgHF MCIEHF) is a Human Factors Specialist who joined the Health and Safety Authority in 2023. Colleen has a background in Human Factors and Psychology research with a particular focus in the areas of human performance, fatigue risk management, safety culture and accident investigation. Prior to joining HSA, she worked for 15 years as a Human Factors Specialist in the Health and Safety Executive’s Research and Science Division in the UK.

Dr. Joan Cahill leads the “Enterprise and Employee Support” unit at the Health and Safety Authority
Joan has over twenty-five years’ experience leading human factors research and consultancy projects across multiple industry sectors. Joan is passionate about occupational safety and health, human factors, safety science, and responsible work.
LinkedIn: ie.linkedin.com/pub/joan-cahill/55/513/b97/

Patrick Egan, Senior Inspector, Health and Safety Authority
Patrick is an inspector with the Health & Safety Authority since June 2021 and has carried out inspections across all industries with a strong background in Agriculture, Construction and Machinery.

Declan Foster, Inspector, Health and Safety Authority
Declan joined the Health and Safety Authority as an Inspector in 2023 after working across various aspects of the Health and Social care and Education sectors. He holds an MSc in Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety and is currently part of the Enterprise and Employee Support unit, which aims to support businesses to comply with health and safety legislation. His key interests include health and safety promotion, vulnerable workers, sensitive risk groups, and the Education sector.

Peter Gohery, Senior Inspector, Health and Safety Authority
In October 2009, Peter had a life changing workplace accident which resulted in the loss of a leg, severe damage to the other and numerous other injuries. Peter’s road to recovery inspired him to devote his career to advising other workers in high-risk environments on the dangers and realities from a lack of health and safety. Peter has spoken nationally and internationally on construction and farm safety, delivering his motto, “It’s better to lose a minute in life than lose your life in a minute.”
He joined the Health and Safety Authority in 2023 as an inspector in the Enterprise & Employee Support unit. As a team they draw on Peter’s experience in Agriculture, Construction and Disability.


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