Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

Jurisdiction: Republic of Ireland

Commencement: 20th November 2021


  • The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007

Mini Summary

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 sets out the specific duties of employers in relation to various work activities within a workplace such as use of equipment, personal protective equipment (PPE), electricity, work at height, noise, vibration etc.  They supplement The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (THE SHWW ACT 2005), which sets out the legal framework for safety, health and welfare duties for employers, employees and third parties (such as property owners, designers, manufacturers and others).


Schedule 2 lays out the requirements for personal protective equipment (PPE). The Schedule is amended and brought in line with the provisions of Directive 2019/1832 amending Annexes I, II and III to Directive 89/656/EEC as regards purely technical adjustments

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