Our vision for healthcare as set out in the Corporate Plan, 2015 – 2017 is to put people at the heart of everything we do – we are committed to delivering high quality safe healthcare to our service users, community and the wider population.  In the People Strategy, we have made a clear commitment to engage, develop and value our workforce to deliver the best possible care and services to the people who depend on them.  The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005 enshrines in law our duty of care and reminds us that we must do all that is reasonably practicable to provide a safe working environment for all our employees.

In line with the above we are delighted to launch the following comprehensive and best practice occupational health and safety policies together with fast facts which give a brief overview of each of the new policies.

  • HSE Policy on Lone Working
  • HSE Policy on the Management of Biological Agents in the Healthcare Sector
  • HSE Policy on the Prevention and Management of Latex Allergy

You will find these policies and fast facts on our website on www.hse.ie/safetyandwellbeing.

We hope that you will find these policies and fact facts both useful and interesting, however should you require any further information or support, please do not hesitate to contact our Health and Safety Helpdesk via www.hse.ie/safetyandwellbeing

Nick Parkinson

Head of National Health and Safety Function