About SME Safety

The aim of the website is to provide free, high quality information to Irish micro and small businesses. The provision of this information will help micro and small business owners to improve their knowledge of health and safety, while saving their business time and money.

Áine Newell has developed SME Safety as a result of research undertaken during her PhD studies within the University of Limerick. Áine (GradIOSH) has completed her PhD in Health and Safety and has previously completed a BSc. in Health and Safety, also from the University of Limerick. Her research study has identified the most significant health and safety related administrative burdens faced by Irish organisations today. Áine also hopes to aid in the reduction of these administrative burdens by the development and management of this website. She believes that it is essential that Irish micro and small businesses are given access to high quality health and safety information; in order to enhance employers and employees awareness of their legal responsibilities and improve health and safety standards within their organisations.

To contact Áine directly please email info@smesafety.ie

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Please note:
The Irish Statute Book was used as the basis for all the ‘legislation’, ‘employer responsibilities’ and ‘employee responsibilities’ information used in the nine hazards topics of this website. The Health and Safety Authority guidance documents were reviewed to ensure that the interpretation of this statutory text was consistent.

It is recommended that you seek advice from the Health and Safety Authority to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.

The Irish Statute Book, the Health and Safety Authority guidance documents, the Health and Safety Executive (UK) provided the basis for the ‘Hazards & Controls’ information used in this site.

The purpose of this website is to provide information to micro and small businesses with respect to a sample of hazards which are common to almost all workplaces. This list of hazards is by no means an exhaustive list. Employers or self-employed persons must identify the hazards within their workplace or due to their work activity and assess the risks associated with these hazards. It is the responsibility of the website user to ensure that all the information and guidance provided by this website is correct and up-to-date.

Page updated:12/05/2015


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