Health & Safety
The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Acts 2005 and 2010 apply to all employers, employees (including fixed-term and temporary employees) and self-employed people in their workplaces.
Every employer is required to carry out risk assessments and to prepare safety statements.
There are a number of protective measures that all employers must follow.
Separate risk assessments should be carried out for employees that are pregnant. Time spent on health and safety leave is treated as though the employee has been in employment.