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Cold Water Swimming

It’s that time of year again so here’s the annual reminder for those who plan to continue swimming in the great outdoors over the winter months. Cold water swimming is generally defined as swimming in waters below 15 degrees C and it’s currently well below that both in the sea and the freshwater rivers and […]

Upcoming Seminars with National Irish Safety Organisation Limited (NISO)

Antaris’ lead Health & Safety consultant, Finbarr Stapleton is delivering upcoming two seminars in conjunction with NISO on the below-mentioned two topics – ISO 45003:2021 – Psychological health and safety at work — Guidelines for managing psychosocial risks Health & Safety Liabilities: Legal Issues & Requirements Are you… An Employer, Manager, or HR Professional A […]

Antaris at the Health & Safety Review Conference 2022

This year’s Health & Safety Review conference sets out to focus on key issues which impact workplace safety, health, and wellbeing. Topics covered – The future of OSH Emerging from Covid: Risk Management Remote working: assessing risk and legal liability Occupational health: a key HAS priority Compensation awards: the PIAB’s enhanced role Behavioural safety: overview […]

Powers of HSA Inspectors!

In this blog, I will discuss in some detail the Powers of Health and Safety Authority (HSA) Inspectors as well as some of the Enforcement Actions that inspectors can take. HSA inspectors are given powers under various pieces of legislation including: The Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (Section 64) The Chemicals Act […]

Work Related Fatalities in Ireland at their Lowest Level Since Records Began

In this blog, I will discuss some of the takeaways from the provisional work-related fatality figures released by the Health and Safety Authority for 2021. The Health and Safety Authority has released provisional annual statistics for last year. These figures show that there has been a significant reduction in the number of workplace fatalities in […]

The Right to Disconnect!

What is the Right to Disconnect? The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) describes the right to disconnect as “an employee’s right to be able to disengage from work and refrain from engaging in work-related electronic communications, such as emails, telephone calls or other messages, outside normal working hours.” The WRC’s Code of Practice Right to Disconnect […]

Dynamic Risk Assessment

Dynamic risk assessment may be defined as the continuous process of identifying hazards, assessing risk, taking action to eliminate or reduce risk, and reviewing as circumstances change. Dynamic risk assessment should be used when: An unusual situation exists not foreseen in the existing risk assessments A rapidly changing or emergency situation exists where risk may […]

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 […]

Finbarr Stapleton from Antaris Consulting to Address the Online Course ‘Employee Support Services’ – A New Direction for EAPS on Thursday, 23rd Sept 2021

The new occupational health and safety management standard ISO 45003  released in July 2021 provides guidance for managing psychological health and psychosocial risks in the workplace and will have a major impact on safety and how EAP’s operate. Three leading experts – Maurice Quinlan Director of the EAP Institute Waterford, Ireland, Don Jorgensen Ph.D., Human […]

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