Updated to 5 March 2019 (Act No. 6 of 2019 and S.I. No. 78 of 2019)

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1-3, 4(1) 1 September 2005 Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (Commencement) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 328 of 2005), art. 2
S. 4(2) insofar as it applies to the repeal of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 1989 (7/1989) 1 September 2005 Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (Commencement) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 328 of 2005), art. 2
S.4 (2) except insofar as it applies to the repeal of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 1989 (7/1989) Not yet commenced. Commencement order required under s. 1
S. 4(2) insofar as it applies to Factories Act 1955 (10/1955), ss. 33, 34, 35, 115, 116 and Safety in Industry Act 1980 (9/1980), ss. 28, 29 1 November 2007 Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (Repeals) (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 300 of 2007), art. 2
S. 4(2) insofar as it repeals the Mines and Quarries Act, 1965 (7/1965) in so far as that Act relates to quarries and revokes all orders, regulations and rules made under that Act in so far as they relate to quarries 1 May 2008 Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (Quarries) (Repeals and Revocations) (Commencement) Order 2008 (S.I. No. 29 of 2008), art. 2
S. 4(2) insofar as it relates to the Boiler Explosions Act 1882, Boiler Explosions Act 1890 and Factories Act 1955 (10/1955), ss. 40-43 1 January 2013 Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (Commencement) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 446 of 2012), art. 2
S. 4(2) insofar as it relates to Factories Act 1955 (10/1955), s. 86 and Safety in Industry Act 1980 (9/1980), s. 24 1 January 2016 Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (Repeals) (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 519 of 2015), art. 2
S. 4(2) in so far as it repeals any provision of the Mines and Quarries Act 1965 (7/1965) not already repealed and revokes any instrument made under that Act not already revoked 30 April 2018 Safety, Health and welfare at Work Act 2005 (Commencement) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 134 of 2018), art. 2(a)
S. 4(3)-(4) 1 September 2005 Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (Commencement) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 328 of 2005), art. 2
Ss. 5-89 1 September 2005 Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (Commencement) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 328 of 2005), art. 2
Schedules 1-7 1 September 2005 Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (Commencement) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 328 of 2005), art. 2

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Applied S.I. No. 602 of 2010, pt. IV
  S.I. No. 164 of 2010, aart. 3 & schedule, pt. IV
  S.I. No. 1 of 2010, regs. 1(2), 7(1)(b)
  S.I. No. 507 of 2006, reg. 8
Min. may refuse permit for offence under 16/2006, s. 12(1)(c) and sch. 1, s. 41(4)
Restricted S.I. No. 477 of 2011, regs. 1(3), 42(22), sch. 2 (col. cit.)
Saver S.I. No. 1 of 2010, regs. 1(2), 3(b)
  S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 2(4)
  S.I. No. 551 of 2006, regs. 2, 24(2)
  S.I. No. 74 of 2006, reg. 7(2)
Trans. of cert. functns. under S.I. No. 418 of 2011, arts. 1(2), 3 & sch. 1
S. 2 applied S.I. No. 504 of 2006, regs. 1(2), 2(2)
S. 2(1) amended 7/2018, ss. 1(3), 200
  13/2014, ss. 1(4), 28
S. 2(1) constr. refs. "General Register of Medical Practitioners" 25/2007, ss. 1(3), 108(2)
S. 2(2) applied S.I. No. 386 of 2006, reg. 16(2)
S. 2(3)(b) substit. 11/2013, ss. 1(2), 72(1), sch. 6, item 48
S. 6 employer obligation to protect employees S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 2(2)
S. 6 (2) application restricted S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 148(2)
S. 8 saver S.I. No. 386 of 2006, reg. 17(1)
  S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 62(1), 159(4)
S. 8 applied S.I. No. 371 of 2006, regs. 1(2), 7, 11
  S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 129(1)(a)
S. 9 saver S.I. No. 370 of 2006, regs. 1, 7, 9
  S.I. No. 371 of 2006, regs. 1(2), 8, 11
  S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 69(d), 72(d),130(a), 140, 144(e) 159(4), 161
S. 9 applied S.I. No. 371 of 2006, regs. 1(2), 7, 11
  S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 129(1)(a)
S. 10 saver S.I. No. 370 of 2006, regs. 1, 7, 9
  S.I. No. 371 of 2006, regs. 1(2), 8, 11
  S.I. No. 386 of 2006, reg. 17(1)
  S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 72(e),130(a), 140, 159(4), 161
S. 10 applied S.I. No. 371 of 2006, regs. 1(2), 7, 11
  S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 129(1)(a)
S. 10(1)(a)-(b) saver S.I. No. 135 of 2014, reg. 6(3)(a)
S. 11 saver S.I. No. 28 of 2008, regs. 1, 29, 31
  S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 12, 13, 95(1)(b)(iii), 159(4),
S. 11(5) employer obligation to protect employees S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 2(2)
S. 13 applied S.I. No. 371 of 2006, regs. 1(2), 7, 11
  S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 129(1)(a)
S. 13 saver S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 159(4),
S. 13(1)(c) constr. refs. "registered medical practitioner" 25/2007, ss. 1(3), 108(1)
S. 14 applied S.I. No. 371 of 2006, regs. 1(2), 7, 11
  S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 129(1)(a)
S. 14 saver S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 159(4)
S. 16 applied S.I. No. 370 of 2006, regs. 1, 5(4)(e), 9
  S.I. No. 371 of 2006, regs. 1(2), 5(5)(f), 6(2)(b), 11
  S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 124(e)(vi), 125(b)(ii), 136(d)(v)
S. 16 saver S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 59, 62(3), 75(1)
S. 17(1) application restricted S.I. No. 504 of 2006, regs. 1(2), 6(6)
S. 18 applied S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 144(d)
S. 18 saver S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 159(4)
S. 18(5) amended Chemicals (Amendment) Act 2010, (No. 32 of 2010), ss. 12(a), 13(4)
S. 19 applied S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs.1(2), 95(1)(b)(ii), 155
S. 19 saver S.I. No. 370 of 2006, regs. 1, 5(1), 9
  S.I. No. 371 of 2006, regs. 1(2), 5(1), 11
  S.I. No. 386 of 2006, reg. 8(1)
  S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 2(3), 124(a), 136(a), 144(b), 149(b), 159(4)
  S.I. No. 804 of 2007, arts. 2, 15(10)
S. 19 regard to be had to risk assessment under S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs.1(2), 160(1)(c)
S. 19(3) saver S.I. No. 371 of 2006, regs. 1(2), 5(6), 11
  S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs.1(2), 124(f)
S. 19(3)(a) applied S.I. No. 371 of 2006, regs. 1(2), 5(8), 11
S. 19(3)(a) assessment review requirements where conditions met S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs.1(2), 124(h), 136(f)
S. 19(3)(b) applied S.I. No. 370 of 2006, regs. 1, 5(6), 9
S. 19(3)(b) assessment review requirements where conditions met S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs.1(2), 124(h), 136(f)
S. 20 information prescribed S.I. No. 133 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 12
S. 20 safety statement details prescribed S.I. No. 28 of 2008, regs.1, 11
S. 20 applied S.I. No. 504 of 2006, regs. 1(2), 24(c)
  S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs.1(2), 95(1)(b)(ii), 124(g), 136(e)
S. 20 information to be recorded in safety statement S.I. No. 370 of 2006, regs. 1, 5(5), 9
  S.I. No. 371 of 2006, regs. 1(2), 5(7), 11
S. 20 regard to be had to safety statement under S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs.1(2), 160(1)(c)
S. 20 saver S.I. No. 370 of 2006, regs. 1, 5(1), 9
  S.I. No. 371 of 2006, regs. 1(2), 5(1), 11
  S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs.1(2), 124(a), 136(a), 159(4)
  S.I. No. 804 of 2007, arts. 2, 15(10)
S. 21 applied S.I. No. 386 of 2006, reg. 17(1)
  S.I. No. 504 of 2006, regs. 1(2), 17(1)(d)
S. 21 saver S.I. No. 28 of 2008, regs. 1, 12
  S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 159(4), 175
S. 22 application extended S.I. No. 133 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 129
S. 22 conditions prescribed under S.I. No. 28 of 2008, regs. 1, 63
S. 22 applied S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs.1(2), 141(3)(a), 146(a)
S. 22 saver S.I. No. 386 of 2006, reg. 20
  S.I. No. 370 of 2006, regs. 1, 8, 9
  S.I. No. 371 of 2006, regs. 1(2), 9, 11
  S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs.1(2), 131(1), 141(1), 159(4)
S. 23 saver S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 159(4)
S. 23 constr. refs. "registered medical practitioner" 25/2007, ss. 1(3), 108(1)
S. 25 applied S.I. No. 504 of 2006, regs. 1(2), sch. 5, para. 2
S. 25 saver S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 159(4)
S. 26 application extended S.I. No. 133 of 2018, regs. 1(2), 21
S. 26 applied S.I. No. 371 of 2006, regs. 1(2), 8(3), 11
  S.I. No. 504 of 2006, regs. 1(2),28
  S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 130(c)
S. 26 consultation requirement S.I. No. 28 of 2008, regs. 1, 17
S. 26 saver S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 159(4)
S. 27 provision specified for the purposes of 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 41(1), sch. 5, pt. 1
S. 27 saver S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 159(4)
S. 28 substit. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 52(1), (3), sch. 7, pt. 1
S. 28 relevant redress provision specified 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 41(5)(b)(i), sch. 6, pt. 1
S. 28 saver S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 159(4)
S. 29 substit. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 52(1), (3), sch. 7, pt. 1
S. 29 relevant redress provision specified 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 44(1)(b)(i), sch. 6, pt. 2
S. 29 saver S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 159(4)
S. 29(7) references construed 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 66(2), (3)
S. 29(8) amended 32/2010, ss. 12(b), 13(4)
S. 30 repealed 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 8(1), (2), (7) sch. 2, pt. 1
S. 30 saver S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 159(4)
S. 31 repealed 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 8(1), (2), (7) sch. 2, pt. 1
S. 31 saver S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 159(4)
S. 33 applied S.I. No. 504 of 2006, regs. 1(2), 23(2)(c)(ii)
S. 33A inserted 13/2014, ss. 1(4), 29
S. 34(1)(dd) par. ins. 13/2008, ss. 1(2), 37(a)
S. 34(1)(de) par. ins. 13/2014, ss. 1(4), 30(a)(i)
S. 34(1)(k) substit. 13/2014, ss. 1(4), 30(a)(ii)
S. 34(2) applied S.I. No. 504 of 2006, regs. 1(2), 23(2)(c)(iii)
S. 34(2A) inserted 13/2014, ss. 1(4), 30(b)
S. 46 trans. of cert. functns. under. 10/2011, ss. 1(2), 6, 9, 20 & sch. 2 pt. 1
S. 47(1)(a) substit. 13/2014, ss. 1(4), 33(a)
S. 47(1)(e) inserted 13/2014, ss. 1(4), 33(b)
S. 54A inserted 13/2014, ss. 1(4), 31
Pt. 5, chp 3 (ss. 56A-56I) inserted 13/2014, ss. 1(4), 32
S. 58(2) deleted 32/2010, ss. 12(c), 13(4)
S. 58(4)(d) applied S.I. No. 504 of 2006, regs. 1(2), 6(6)
S. 62 Inspector for purposes of S.I. No. 135 of 2014, reg. 10
S. 63 applied S.I. No. 386 of 2006, reg. 25(3)
S. 63 application extended S.I. No. 386 of 2006, regs. 22(2), (3), 24(2)
S. 63 disclosure to person designated under S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 157(4)(a)
S. 63(1) constr. refs. "registered medical practitioner" 25/2007, ss. 1(3), 108(1)
S. 63(1) access to records of designated person S.I. No. 370 of 2006, regs. 1, 8(5)(e), 9
  S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 141(4)(e)
S. 64 applied S.I. No. 28 of 2008, regs. 1, 18(3)(b)
  S.I. No. 504 of 2006, regs. 1(2), 23(7)(c)
S. 64 saver S.I. No. 28 of 2008, regs. 1, 18(3)
S. 65(1) amended 32/2010, ss. 12(d)(i), 13(4)
S. 65(2)(b) amended 32/2010, ss. 12(d)(ii), 13(4)
S. 65(2)(c) deleted 32/2010, ss. 12(d)(iii), 13(4)
S. 65(4) amended 32/2010, ss. 12(d)(iv), 13(4)
S. 65(5) inserted 32/2010, ss. 12(d)(v), 13(4)
S. 65(6) inserted 32/2010, ss. 12(d)(v), 13(4)
S. 65(7) inserted 32/2010, ss. 12(d)(v), 13(4)
S. 65(8) inserted 32/2010, ss. 12(d)(v), 13(4)
S. 66(1)(b) substituted 32/2010, ss. 12(e)(i), 13(4)
S. 66(1)(c) inserted 32/2010, ss. 12(e)(ii), 13(4)
S. 66(1)(d) inserted 32/2010, ss. 12(e)(ii), 13(4)
S. 66(2)(d) deleted 32/2010, ss. 12(e)(iii), 13(4)
S.66 (7), form prescribed for appeal under S. I. No. 548 of 2005, rls. 3, 4 & sch., pt. 1
S. 67 saver S.I. No. 74 of 2006, reg. 32
S.67 (6), form prescribed for appeal under S. I. No. 548 of 2005, rls. 3, 5 & schedule, pt. 2
S.67 (7), form prescribed for appeal under S. I. No. 548 of 2005, rls. 3, 4 & schedule, pt. 1
S. 68 saver S.I. No. 74 of 2006, reg. 32
S. 70 divulging of confidential information for investigation or report under S.I. No. 407 of 2008, regs. 2, 42(c)(ii)
S. 71 saver S.I. No. 74 of 2006, reg. 32
S.72 (3), jurisdiction and reqs. for appeal under prescribed. S. I. No. 548 of 2005, rls. 3, 4, 5, sch.
S.72 (3), form prescribed for appeal under S. I. No. 548 of 2005, rls. 3, 4 & schedule, pt. 1
S. 73 saver from disclosure 30/2014, ss. 1(2), (3), 41, sch. 3
S. 73(1)(c), (d) amended 13/2014, ss. 1(4), 34(a), (b)
S. 73(1)(e), (f) inserted 13/2014, ss. 1(4), 34(c)
S. 77(2)(c) substit. 13/2014, ss. 1(4), 35
S. 78(1) amended 32/2010, ss. 12(f)(i), 13(4)
S. 78(2)(i)(I) substituted 32/2010, ss. 12(f)(ii), 13(4)
S. 78(2)(i)(II) substituted 32/2010, ss. 12(f)(iii), 13(4)
S. 78(4) amended 32/2010, ss. 12(f)(iv), 13(4)
Sch. 2 pt. 2 am. S.I. No. 74 of 2006, reg. 2(a), 2(b)(i) and (ii)
sch. 3 applied S.I. No. 370 of 2006, regs. 1, 6, 9
  S.I. No. 371 of 2006, regs. 1(2), 6, 11
  S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 98, 125(a), 137(a)
Sch. 6, par. 5 am. 13/2008, ss. 1(2), 37(b)
Sch. 6A inserted 13/2014, ss. 1(4), 36

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 58 Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Diving) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 254 of 2018)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Mines) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 133 of 2018)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 370 of 2016)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Electromagnetic Fields) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 337 of 2016)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 70 of 2016)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 36 of 2016)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Chemical Agents) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 623 of 2015)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Carcinogens) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 622 of 2015)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Docks) (Revocation) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 521 of 2015)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Biological Agents) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 572 of 2013)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 291 of 2013)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 182 of 2013)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Quarries) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 9 of 2013)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 481 of 2012)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 461 of 2012)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 445 of 2012)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Exposure to Asbestos) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 589 of 2010)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 523 of 2010)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 176 of 2010)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 423 of 2008)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 130 of 2008)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Quarries) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 28 of 2008)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) (Amendment) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 732 of 2007)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 299 of 2007)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Control of Vibration at Work) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 504 of 2006)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Exposure to Asbestos) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 386 of 2006)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Control of Noise at Work) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 371 of 2006)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Control of Vibration at Work) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 370 of 2006)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Work at Height) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 318 of 2006)
S. 66(7) Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (Appeals Forms) Rules 2005 (S.I. No. 548 of 2005)
S. 67(7) Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (Appeals Forms) Rules 2005 (S.I. No. 548 of 2005)
S. 72(3) Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (Appeals Forms) Rules 2005 (S.I. No. 548 of 2005)