The Irish health and safety system is broadly similar to the British system. It has a major Act, detailed regulations and a central body responsible for health and safety.

Ireland’s main piece of legislation is the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, which applies to all employers, employees (including fixed-term and temporary employees) and the self-employed in their workplaces. More detailed rules are comprised in the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007.

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