Tuesday, 16 June 2020
Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
Health and Safety Authority
430. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if the Health and Safety Authority has inspected and reported on an incident (details supplied) that occurred in a Dublin Airport detention room in November 2015; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11162/20]
I have been informed by the Health and Safety Authority that it has not investigated the incident referred to by the Deputy.
As a general comment, the Health and Safety Authority will investigate accidents that occur at places of work that result in a fatality or serious injury and where the accident is attributable to a work activity.
Separately, I would add that I have no statutory role in the carrying out of investigations or inspections that fall to the Health and Safety Authority to undertake.