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The employer
The employee
The safety officer
EU directives
The Irish Constitution
The Criminal Justice Act, 2010
The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005
Any risks taken while at work
The accident rate on a building site
Anything at work that can cause harm
The possibility of having an accident at work
the employer.
the employee.
the safety representative.
the Health and Safety Authority.
Efficiency and productivity reasons
To increase company profits
Humanitarian, economic, legal and social reasons
To get the job done quicker
provide protection against noise, vibration and radiation.
allow any employee to use any piece of equipment to finish a job faster.
charge the employees every time they receive new personal protective equipment.
provide competent persons to ensure the safety, health and welfare at work of their employees.
arrive early and do overtime.
provide their own personal protective equipment.
engage in improper conduct or behaviour which could endanger their health, safety and welfare, or that of another person.
exercise reasonable care of their own safety, health and welfare, and that of any other person affected by their acts or omissions while at work.
write a safety statement.
use plant and equipment.
write a method statement.
identify hazards and assess risks.
This is a fire safety sign.
This is a warning safety sign.
This is a mandatory safety sign.
This is an emergency exit or first aid sign.
The Gardaí
The site manager
A building inspector
The Health and Safety Authority 
To comply with legislation
To prevent losses in time and money for the company
To avoid human suffering caused by accidents/injuries
To show that the company is better than its competitors
a safe place of work.
a canteen with hot meals.
safe plant and equipment.
information, instruction, training and supervision.
Via email
Written in big print
In any form that suits them
In a form, manner and language that can be understood by all workers
The foreman
The oldest person on site
Someone who has been trained
Someone with knowledge, training and experience to do a job
The employee
The employer
The union representative
The Health and Safety Authority 
car parking.
foreign holidays.
welfare facilities.
safe means of access and egress.
report unsafe work conditions.
co-operate with their employer.
carry out their work in a safe manner.
be under the influence of an intoxicant.
fix or repair broken equipment.
co-operate with their employer.
remove or damage protective equipment.
not engage in improper conduct or behaviour which could endanger their safety.
Report the fault
Try to fix the defect themselves
Use a colleague's equipment instead
Use the equipment carefully to finish their task
It is an online programme to help employers increase profits.
It is an online training programme to learn about health and safety.
It is a free online tool to help businesses to prepare risk assessments and safety statements.
It is a tool developed by the Health and Safety Authority to help homeowners find a contractor.
CSCS card.
QSCS Card.
Safe Pass Card.
passport or driving license.
you find out what hazards there are on the site.
you are able to meet your new work colleagues.
you learn the specific site risks that are different to other sites.
you get to see models/pictures of how the project should look when completed.
By having a clean and tidy site
Designated site walkways and paths
Ensure that people walk around the site in pairs
Through washing down all construction vehicles
Transport the waste to landfill
In the clearly-marked wheelie bins onsite
Any skip provided the waste is in a sealed plastic bag
Follow the site procedure and rules for disposing of hazardous materials
Ensure all employees receive a Christmas bonus
Prepare and revise adequate plans to be followed in emergencies
Ensure employees receive adequate training without loss of remuneration
Ensure working conditions protect both fixed-term and temporary employees
become a safety representative.
attend training related to safety, health and welfare at work.
comply with the requirements of the written safety statements.
engage in improper conduct or behaviour which could endanger themselves or any other person.
The company’s rules
A talk by the safety officer on an employee's first day at work
The guidelines regarding health and safety at work issued by trade unions
A written document which identifies hazards, assesses risks and implements measures to improve safety at work
The architect
The employer
The union representative
The safety representative
A specified work activity must be stopped.
The HSA must be contacted before starting work.
Only work listed in the notice must be completed.
Only hand tools must be used until the prohibition has ended.
The foreman
Everyone on site
The safety officer
The Health and Safety Authority inspector
The employee
The employer
The government
The Health and Safety Authority
workers use the correct materials.
contractor has enough time to rest.
construction contractors are competent.
Health and Safety Authority knows when the work will finish.
10 persons on site.
20 persons on site.
50 persons on site.
100 persons on site.
It forbids any activity on site.
It demands information from the employer.
It is a written direction for an improvement plan.
It demands a fault to be remedied within a specific time frame.
ask some friends to help the contractor.
determine the competency of the construction contractors.
inform the Health and Safety Authority if the project extends beyond 30 days or 500 person days.
inform the Health and Safety Authority if the project is under 30 days' duration or 500 person days.
current affairs.
health and safety.
site working hours.
faster ways of completing the work.
Call a ballot for strike action
Make verbal or written representations to H.S.A. inspectors
Receive advice and information from inspectors in relation to safety, health and welfare
Accompany an inspector carrying out an inspection
confront the employer outside the workplace.
raise a complaint with the safety representative.
raise a complaint with the Health and Safety Authority.
raise a complaint with the Workplace Relations Commission.
question staff.
issue site rules.
give a toolbox talk.
enter premises, examine and investigate.
a site induction notice.
an improvement notice.
a site completion notice.
a receipt for inspecting the workplace.
Undertake a site induction (online/other)
Present your CSCS card to your employer
Submit your driving licence to Human Resources
Ensure you have all of the correct Personal Protective Equipment with you
be appointed in writing.
be able to administer first aid.
have the ability to climb scaffolds.
be able to communicate the safety and health requirements to managers, supervisors and workers.
How risk is determined
How cost is determined
Spending the least amount of money on safety measures
The minimum standard that the law will accept in creating and keeping a safe and healthy workplace
Put a rescue plan in place
Carry out a risk assessment 
Prepare appropriate equipment
Contact the Health and Safety Authority
only employers.
employers and employees.
all persons at places of work.
employees and security personnel.
provide safe systems of work.
praise employees who work fast.
provide travel expenses to and from the site.
provide and maintain safe plant and equipment.
Appoint a safety officer
Repair, without unreasonable delay, any defects in plant
Attend training relating to health, safety and welfare at work, or relating to work carried out by the employee
Report, without unreasonable delay, any defects in plant, equipment or any defect in the place of work or system of work
sanction employees who don’t follow the safety rules.
inspect tools and machinery at the start of the working week.
investigate potential hazards and complaints made by employees.
make representations to an employer on any aspects of safety, health and welfare at the place of work.
causing damage to safety equipment.
using unsafe methods of work to save time.
taking as many breaks as they need to avoid feeling tired.
complaining about safety and health issues in the workplace.