HSA launches online construction safety course for local contractors and self employed

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA ) has launched a short, interactive on-line course titled ‘An Introduction to Construction Safety for Small Contractors and the Self-Employed’.

The course has been developed by the HSA with the support of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF ), in order to provide relevant health and safety information to small construction contractors and to raise awareness of the importance of occupational safety, health and welfare in construction.

The 30-minute course is free and can be accessed through the HSA's e-learning portal, http://hsalearning.ie. The course is aimed at construction contractors, in particular small contractors and the self-employed. It is also suitable for employers and employees working in the construction sector, key duty holders or those employing small contractors to carry out work.

To see the full range of HSA on-line courses on offer, browse and/or register as a learner on www.hsalearning.ie If you are interested in further information on HSA on-line learning or to register these or other courses for continuing professional development points, contact: [email protected].

Contractors seeking to develop a safety statement and/or conduct a risk assessment can do so through the HSA's free online tool BeSMART.ie where it is tailored for use across a range of sectors including construction. The site guides users through the risk assessment process in a way that is simple and straightforward.

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