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Changes in the First Aid Standard

The standard in relation to First Aid in the workplace is changing and it will impact on businesses in terms of cost of training.   The Health and Safety Authority are the ones that are [...]

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HSA to begin inspection campaign to tackle vehicle risks at work

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) will begin a nationwide work related vehicle safety inspection and information campaign on Monday (22 May). The campaign will last two weeks and will focus [...]

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European Safety Week 24th – 28th October 2016

  European Safety week is taking place this year from 24th – 28th October and the theme for 2016 is “Healthy Workplaces for All Ages”.   It is organised by EU-OSHA – European Agency for [...]

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Build In Safety

    These guidelines highlight the major construction hazards and the measures that need to be taken to prevent serious or fatal accidents, arising out of construction activities on the [...]

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Sun Protection for Outdoor Workers

  Introduction “This short guide is both for employers of outdoor workers and the employees themselves on sun protection. These include construction workers, farmers, agricultural and [...]

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Health & Safety Myths

The Myth: HSA Inspectors are just looking to catch people out and issue fines. The Reality: In 2014 less than 10% of inspections by the Health and Safety Authority resulted in formal enforcement [...]

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Team mates revive GAA star after he suffered suspected heart attack on pitch

if you have ever doubted the need for an AED machine in a public area, please read the article below. An AED machine can save a life an is invaluable at a time like this. Curraha GAA star Danny [...]

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Defibrillator installed at the Barbican, other venues urged to follow suit.

“The Barbican Centre has installed a defibrillator in the reception area of its premises at William Street, Drogheda. Barbican Manager Declan Power told Drogheda Life that the decision to [...]

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As an Employee……….Don’t take risks

  Introduction “So there’ll always be safety procedures. They’re not really ridiculous, but not having them would be. No matter what job you work in, it pays to be alert when it comes [...]

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FSAI Launches its Strategy for 2016-2018

‘Safe and Trustworthy Food for Everyone’ “The Food Safety Authority Ireland (FSAI) today published its strategy for 2016 – 2018, which sets out its core vision of safe and [...]

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Behaviour Based Safety

Read The Health & Safety Authority’s Ten Tips – “1.Psychology tells us that much of our behaviour is learned and then subsequently reinforced through our daily interactions [...]

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Training in Construction

      “In addition to specialist training for Managers, Engineers, Craftsmen and other workers there is a legal requirement for all workers at Construction sites to have [...]

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Three Year Action Plan to Save Lives and Reduce Injuries on Farms Published

    “The Farm Safety Partnership, an advisory committee of the Health and Safety Authority, has published its Farm Safety Action Plan 2016-18. The new action plan lays out a [...]

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STAR WARS FIRM ADMITS HEALTH AND SAFETY BREACHES OVER HARRISON FORD CRUSH INJURY

  “A film production company has admitted health and safety breaches after an incident in which Hollywood star Harrison Ford was crushed by a hydraulic door on the set of the [...]

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First Aid In The Workplace

“Do I need a qualified first aider in my workplace? A risk assessment in the context of the Safety Statement should consider the numbers employed, the nature of the work, the degree of [...]

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Safety Alert – Working on Fragile Roofs

Working on fragile roofs “Since 2011 fourteen people have lost their lives in Ireland while carrying out roof-work. This makes for stark reading as all of the fatalities were preventable. [...]

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Construction occupational health inspection campaign findings.

  Construction occupational health inspection campaign findings “This campaign took place over one week (13-17 June 2016) and focused on the prevention of occupational ill-health when [...]

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Workplace Health

Introduction “One of the key objectives in the Authority’s Strategy 2016-2018 is an increased focus on health and wellbeing. This has come about for a number of reasons: Recent Central [...]

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Employment growth in construction

  CIF welcomes employment growth in construction but warns of looming skills shortage in the sector CIF Director General, Tom Parlon, today welcomed strong employment growth in the [...]

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CIF urges students to consider a career in construction

CAO change of mind application: CIF urges students to consider a career in construction “With the deadline for the CAO Change of Mind application closing on 1st July, the Construction [...]

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Safety Alert for Scaffolding Components

“The Health and Safety Authority is issuing this alert to highlight the importance of ensuring that any scaffolding component used is in safe working order and in an appropriate condition [...]

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NEW LEGISLATION

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 36 of 2016) “These Regulations amend the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General [...]

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Safe Pass Courses Drogheda

  Safe Pass is a 1 day Safety Awareness Course which meets the needs of construction workers and allied trades to comply with the Construction Regulations 2006(S4) and is valid for 4 years. [...]

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Dedicated Safe Pass Number – 086-3833844

Never be stuck for Safe Pass, call us on  086-3833844 or 041-9822933. Safe Pass Course Fee €100.00. Please bring your PPS Number, Passport Sized Photo & a Valid Form of I.D. ( Driving [...]

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Workplace Wellbeing Day 2016

Launching Workplace Wellbeing Day 2016, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said: “A healthy workplace is a happier and more productive workplace. That’s true for both staff and employers. We spend [...]

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Fact or Fiction: Health & Safety Costs Money?

A common question we are asked is “How much is this going to cost?” Well,  health and safety costs money doesn’t it? Installing safety devices, training, monitoring, checks and [...]

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New Woodworking, Abrasive Wheels and Abrasive Blasting Regulations – July 1 2016

  New regulations on woodworking machines, abrasive wheels and abrasive blasting of surfaces were published on the 29th January 2016 and will come into force on July 1st 2016. The new [...]

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Ergonomics – Good Practice in the Irish Workplace

EMS & Associates were very proud to be associated with the preparation and publication of the recent Health & Safety Authority publication – “Ergonomics – Good Practice [...]

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SENSES Workshop

EMS & Associates were delighted to participate in the SENSES Workshop, organised by Modig Corporate Services, in Barberstown Castle on 09.09.2015 – a great skills development day. [...]

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Drogheda Chamber of Commerce – Facebook for Business Seminar 22.07.2015

  A very informative Facebook seminar with Sixtwo Digital yesterday in the West Court Hotel. We were delighted to be the sponsor for Drogheda & District Chamber of Commerce.

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EMS & Associates proud sponsors of Facebook & Networking Seminar

On Wednesday July 22nd, Drogheda Chamber will be holding a Facebook workshop which will take place from 9.30 – 12 pm in The Westcourt Hotel.  Colm Hanratty from sixtwo digital will be our guest [...]

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H.S.A. Safety Alert – Construction Sector

Operation of Fully Automatic Excavator Quick Hitches. (Disengaging the Bucket)   Following a recent incident, The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is issuing an urgent warning to [...]

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Drogheda Expo 2015

EMS & Associates are once delighted to be an exhibitor at the Drogheda & District Chamber Expo 2015 in the Westcourt Hotel on Tuesday 14.04.2015 We are looking forward to meeting clients [...]

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EMS & Associates Official Opening 01.04.2015

EMS & Associates officially opened their new office and training centre in East Coast Business Park and Mr. Ged Nash, T.D. & Minister of State at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and [...]

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Thoughts of the Day

  “Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” “If you focus on results you will never change but focus on change and you will get [...]

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EMS & Associates Training Centre

Welcome to our new Office and Training Centre! EMS are delighted to announce that we have opened our new Offices and Training Centre at Unit 8, East Coast Business Park, Drogheda, Co. Louth [...]

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H.S.A. Programme of Work 2014/15

The Health & Safety Authority have published their second Programme of Work prepared as part of their strategy for the period 2013 to 2015. Their vision is a country where worker safety, [...]

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