Health & Safety
Heath and safety in the work place is governed by laws. It applies to employers, self-employed people and employees in their workplaces, including both fixed-term and temporary employees.
The main legislation that covers the health and safety of all stakeholders in the workplace is the amended Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. This act sets out the rights and obligations of both employees and employers, it also sets out the substantial fines and penalties for breaches to said legislation.
There is so much that the business owner/ manager has to contend with, and Health & Safety in the workplace is one of them and a vitally important one at tha
Working closely with our members, HABIC understands not only the importance of Health and Safety in the workplace, but also the pressure that maintaining and ensuring it mounts on our Business Members.
As we strive to support our members, HABIC has gained access for all Business and Trade Members to a trustworthy resource via ISME. HABIC Business and Trade Membership comes with ISME Membership free of charge. ISME Membership provides access to a complete downloadable guide to Safety, Health and Welfare in the workplace.
This Health & Safety Handbook is designed for use by owner/managers and provides all the necessary information on Health & Safety matters in the workplace; including important definitions, the legal framework, a sample safety statement and the full range of related policies. The handbook contains guidelines on the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, as well as details on other legislative provisions. The whole handbook can be accessed in its entirety or by individual section through the ISME Member Area.