Health and Safety Obligations

​Any employer needs to ensure that he provides adequate Health and Safety measures for his employees. Health & Safety requirements differ widely, based on the type of activity being carried out. Business owners should contact the Occupational Health & Safety Authority directly to become up to date with the specific requirements for their business. General measures include:

  • Building evacuation plans with adequate signage
  • Fire alarm system
  • Installation of fire exit points
  • Installation of Fire Extinguishers and appropriately trained staff to use them
  • Emergency planning
  • Provision of safety equipment
  • Provision of information and adequate training on operating systems and equipment
  • Provision of First Aid Kits
  • Train an employee to be a qualified First Aider
  • Undertake periodical risk or hazard checks
  • Enforce injury prevention measures

last updated Jan 2023

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