Your Ibec membership gives you access to our OHS professionals who provide a suite of services on occupational health and safety and personal injury compensation as it affects Irish business. We analyse your problems, suggest solutions and provide support where required. Browse our guidelines, sample policy documents, FAQs and fact sheets.
Explore / Our guidelines
Click here for a summary on the legislation governing occupational health and safety.
A comprehensive review of the key requirements in drafting safety statements and risk assessments.
The requirements employers must be aware of when dealing with workplace accidents
Steps an employer can take to mitigate the risks of remote working.
The workstation, environment, eyesight tests and responsibility for co-working spaces
Click here for Ibec's Toolkit on aggression and harassment in the workplace
At a glance / Our fact sheets
Find out what are an employer's obligations for protecting pregnant workers in the workplace
Under the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997, an employer has specific obligations with regard to night workers
Consult / Our FAQs
• Workplace accidents where a person is fatally injured, are reportable
• The injury of any employee as a result of an accident while at work, where the injury results in the employee being unable to carry out their normal work duties for more than three consecutive days, excluding the day of the accident, must be reported.
• Where a non employee e.g. member of the public, requires medical attention in a medical facility, as a result of a workplace accident, this is reportable to the HSA.
Non-fatal accidents or dangerous occurrences should be reported to the Authority with in ten working days of the event.
Fatal accidents must be reported immediately to the Authority and/or Gardaí. A formal report must be submitted to the Authority within five working days of a workplace fatality
However, although there are strict timelines on how soon after an accident that one should report, in reality it is better to report an accident after this time than not at all.
Yes this is reportable to the HSA, the employee was absent as a result of a workplace accident for more than three consecutive days excluding the day of the accident. For more FAQs on reporting accidents to the HSA click here.