Health & Safety

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work

In accordance with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, it is the policy of the Donegal Education and Training Board to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the safety, health and welfare at work of all staff and to protect pupils, visitors, contractors and other persons on our premises from injury and ill health arising from any work activity. The successful implementation of this policy requires the full support and active co-operation of all staff, contractors and visitors to the building.

Health and Safety Policy

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 sets out the main provisions for organisations to secure and improve the safety health and welfare of people at work. This includes:

  • The management and organisation of the systems of work necessary to achieve a safe working environment.
  • The requirements for the control of safety health and welfare at work.
  • The identification of responsibilities and roles of employers and employees.

Employer Responsibilities: The employer is responsible for ensuring, so far as is reasonably practicable, the safety, health and welfare at work of his or her employees. This includes the provision of:

  • A safe place of work
  • Safe systems of work
  • Competent employees
  • Safe equipment

In addition the employer must manage and conduct the undertaking in such a way as to ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, that in the course of work being undertaken, individuals at the place of work (not being his or her employees) are not exposed to risks to their safety, health or welfare.

Employee Responsibilities: The employee must comply with the relevant statutory provisions, as appropriate, and take reasonable care to protect his or her safety health and welfare and the safety health and welfare of any other person who may be affected by the employee’s acts or omissions at work.

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Contact Information

For all Staff/Employee Health and Safety Training queries please contact the Donegal ETB Health and Safety Department below:

Health and Safety Department
Donegal ETB Administrative Offices
Ard O’Donnell
Letterkenny
Co. Donegal

Tel:  074 91 61511/ 074 91 61600
Email:  hs@donegaletb.ie