Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

Health and Safety Authority

Photo of Robert TroyRobert Troy (Longford-Westmeath, Fianna Fail)
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624. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the funding the Health and Safety Authority spent on all safety initiatives; the number of inspections it carried out in each of the years 2016 to 2019 and to date in 2020, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6562/20]

Photo of Heather HumphreysHeather Humphreys (Cavan-Monaghan, Fine Gael)
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The information requested by the Deputy is as follows:

Table of Health and Safety Authority inspections and investigations 2016 – 2020

Year Total Inspections across all Sectors Total Inspections and Investigations across all Sectors Funding spent on safety initiatives
2016 9,372 10,497 €1.3M
2017 8,877 9,947 €1.53M
2018 8,905 9,849 €1.6M
2019 9,270 10,301 €1.62M
2020

(to 13th May 2020)
2,024 2,264 €0.61M (YTD)
The Health and Safety Authority operates across a broad mandate in the areas of occupational health and safety, chemicals, accreditation, as well as market surveillance of products.

The Health and Safety Authority works to an Annual Programme of Work which is approved by the Board of the Authority. The majority of it's planned Safety Initiatives in any given year focus primarily on the high risk sectors such as construction and farming.

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