General Information

Health and Safety Authority website provides a wide range of information for small and medium businesses in Ireland.


Your steps to chemical safety: A guide for small business

Safety Data Sheet for Hazardous Chemicals: Information Sheet

Classification & Labelling – HSA Information

Globally Harmonised System of Classification & Labelling

Globally Harmonised System Information

Globally Harmonised System Pictograms

Purpose & Scope GHS

Health and environmental hazards classification criteria for substances and mixtures

Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) – Hazard Communication


HSA Homeowners Guide to the NEW Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013

HSA Contractors and Project Supervisors Guide to NEW Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013

Display Screen Equipment

Guide to the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007: Display Screen Equipment

HSA – DSE Frequestly Asked Questions

Health & Safety Executive (UK) – Information on DSE

Health & Safety Executive (UK) – DSE Frequently Asked Questions

NHS (UK) – Prevent RSI

NHS (UK) – How to sit correctly


The HSA have developed a number of online courses for principals, teachers and the board of management in order to manage health and safety in schools.

Managing Safety and Health in Primary Schools

Managing Safety and Health in Post-Primary Schools


HSA – Guide to the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007, Part 3: Electricity

ESB & HSA – Code of Practice for Avoiding Danger from Overhead Electricity Lines

ESB – Safety at Work

ESB – Safety at Home

ESB Publication – Farm Well Farm Safely

ESB & HSA Video – Dangers from Power Lines on Farms

ESB – Avoidance of Electrical Hazards When Digging


HSA – Fire Safety Information Pages

HSA – Fire Safety Checklist for Small Business

Contact details for local fire services (Ireland only)


European handbook for the prevention of accidents at sea and the safety of fishermen

Bord Iascaigh Mhara provides training in safety at sea to prepare you for emergency situations, information of this training can be found here.


HSA – Guide to the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work: Control of Noise at Work

HSA – Noise Toolkit for Small Business

HSA – Noise Frequently Asked Questions

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work: Noise


HSA Health and Safety in Small Retail Premises Checklist

Managing slips, trips and falls publication : Get a grip

Managing manual handling in the retail sector publication: Lighten the load

Page updated: 12/05/2014

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