Health & Safety

Cold Water Swimming

Just a quick reminder for those who plan to continue swimming in the great outdoors over the winter months. Coldwater swimming is generally defined as swimming in waters below 15 degrees C. Some tips to stay safe when swimming in cold water: Plan ahead. Know the likely water temperature and your own capabilities. If you …

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Antaris are now CompEx Registered!

Antaris has now become CompEx registered, evidencing our competency in explosive atmospheres. ATEX Directive1999/92/EC, which is now transposed into Irish legislation Part 8 of the 2007 Safety Health & Welfare at Work (General Applications) Regulations is concerned with the risks from fire and explosion arising from flammable substances stored or used in the workplace. The …

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ISO 45003 – Risk Assessment for Psychological Hazards in the Workplace

What needs to be included in a risk assessment for psychological hazards in the workplace? The guidelines in the new ISO 45003 standard on managing psychological risks may help in identifying these types of hazards. ISO 45003 Occupational health and safety management – Psychological health and safety in the workplace – Guidelines – is currently being developed …

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Antaris to Review Health & Safety Risk Assessments for Marine Survey Office

Antaris is delighted to announce that we are working with The Marine Survey Office to review and where appropriate, update its health and safety risk assessments (including COVID risk assessments), associated with its surveyor field activities. The Marine Survey Office (MSO) operates under the auspices of the Department of Transport and is responsible for the …

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ISO 45001 Migration from OHSAS 18001

ISO 45001 Certification – migration from OHSAS 18001   NSAI Migration Policy The NSAI Migration Policy sets out specific timelines and options for certification to ISO 45001:2018 for existing OHSAS 18001 certified organisations. ISO 45001 replaces the OHSAS standard and puts Occupational Health and Safety at the same level of international recognition as the Quality …

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Virtual Training Courses

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in March, Antaris has delivered in excess of one hundred virtual training courses in conjunction with our training partner, SQT Training. Historically, most of our training courses were delivered in several hotels with state-of-the-art training facilities or in-house in the organisations’ own premises. Of necessity, a significant number of courses …

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Legionella: Managing the risks and reopening buildings safely

Legionellosis is a collective term for diseases caused by legionella bacteria including the most serious legionnaires’ disease, as well as the similar but less serious conditions of Pontiac fever and Lochgoilhead fever. Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia and everyone is potentially susceptible to infection. The risk increases with age, but some …

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