What regulations do I need to abide by to protect my employees from excessive noise at work?
Control of Noise at Work Regulations, 2005 Control of Vibration at Work Regulations, 2005 What are they? The regulations aim to protect workers from risks to health from excessive noise and vibration, in particular vibration from hand held equipment such as chainsaws, h...
What are my legal requirements for Health and Safety?
Legal requirements: Health and Safety
at Work etc. Act 1974 (HaSWA or ‘the Act’) Section 2(3) requires all organisations etc. to have a policy for managing health and safety
. Where 5 or more people are employed the policy should be written down*. Management of Heal...
How can I ensure that the equipment I use meets the statutory regulations?
Work Equipment Legal requirements The primary objective of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) is to ensure that work equipment should not result in health and safety
risks, regardless of its age, condition or origin and that it should be ...
When and why do I need to do a risk assessment?
Risk Assessment Legal Requirements Management of Health and Safety
at Work Regulations 1999 (MHSWR or ‘the Management Regs’) Regulation 3 requires every employer to make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to the health and safety
of his employees whil...
What practical qualifications and training do I need?
Legal Requirements The Health and Safety
at Work etc Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety
at Work Regulations 1999 place general duties on employers and the self-employed to provide health and safety
information and training. Provision and Use of Work Equi...
What are the working regulations for PPE (Personal Protective Equipment )?
Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations, 1992 What is it? The PPE regulations require that employers provide suitable protective equipment to employees except where the risk has been adequately controlled by other means which are equally or more effective. W...
Are there any regulations I should be aware of governing the use of lifting equipment?
Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 What is it? LOLER is a set of regulations that apply to employers, the self-employed and people in control of, or managing, lifting operations. LOLER is aimed at ensuring all lifting operations are properly plann...
Watering young trees in dry weather
Newly-planted trees need to be watered regularly over the summer months if they are going to become established and thrive. If you have a tree outside your house, or one that you pass on your daily walk, then you can help . Requirements vary depending on a number of facto...
What’s this fungus growing on my tree? Is it killing the tree and making it unsafe?
If your tree is showing symptoms of ill health, which may be related to pest or disease, cultural or other reasons, you can send samples to the following organisations for analysis. Or consider engaging the service of an Arboricultural Association Registered Consultant or ...