Deirdre Sinnott McFeat, Senior Inspector at the Health & Safety Authority’s (HSA) Transport Unit says the message in fighting the COVID-19 virus is simple; ‘Redouble your efforts, follow the simple personal hygiene advice and keep checking the HSA website for the regular updates’.
General COVID OSH guidance Ireland
Dedicated location on HSA website for COVID-19 information https://www.hsa.ie/eng/topics/covid-19/covid-19_coronavirus.html
- Return to work safely Induction: This course has been developed by the HSA to help understand the Return to Work Safely (RTWS) Protocol requirements for returning to work. One of these requirements is that workers must complete induction training. The employer will provide additional information, advice and training on COVID-19 measures in the workplace, including an outline of their COVID-19 Response Plan, and points of contact for addressing COVID-related matters during work. The Return to Work Safely Induction course will take approximately 20 minutes to complete, and a Certificate is available on completion.
- Role of lead worker representative: This short course has been developed by the HSA to help those appointed as a Lead Worker Representative. Under the Return to Work Safely Protocol at least one Lead Worker Representative must be appointed in the workplace. The Lead Worker Representative course will take approximately 25 minutes to complete, and a Certificate is available on completion.