Health & Safety Records

Records containing full details of all accidents or dangerous occurrences must be kept for a minimum of 10 years (and in many cases it may be necessary to keep such records for a longer period particularly if the issue relates to a child under 18 years old or a student of any age with special educational needs). Relevant workplace incidents must be notified to the Health and Safety Authority at the time of the incident.

The legal requirement to notify the Health & Safety Authority of deaths, accidents and dangerous occurrences relates to employees, self-employed people and others e.g. pupils and members of the public.

The Health & Safety Authority must be notified of accidents and dangerous workplace occurrences.