Wednesday, 18 December 2019
Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
Health and Safety Authority Data
The Health and Safety Authority was established in 1989 under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 1989.
The Authority has a broad remit which includes the regulation and promotion of the safety, health and welfare of people at work and those affected by work activities; the regulation and promotion of the safe manufacture, use, placing on the market, trade and transport of chemicals; acting as a surveillance authority in relation to relevant single European market legislation; and acting as the National Accreditation Body for Ireland.
The Authority currently employs 180 staff which equates to 172.3 whole time equivalent staff.
In addition, the Authority is carrying a number of vacancies in sanctioned posts which include inspectorate posts, administrative posts and accreditation officer posts. The Authority has experienced some delays in 2019 in filling sanctioned posts due to a competitive recruitment market. The Authority is, however, continuing to meet the main objectives of its annual Programme of Work.