Health & Safety

All our Health and Safety Consultants are members of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the Occupational Hygiene Society of Ireland (OHSI).

Your business has legal responsibilities under the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 to ensure the health, safety and welfare of your employees and other people affected by your business’ activities such as customers, suppliers and visitors.  Effective Health and Safety practices can pay for themselves.  They also improve your reputation with customers, regulators and your own employees.

All projects that INIS Environmental Consultants Ltd undertakes comply with the requirements of the Safety, health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005.  We have a dedicated team of qualified and experienced health and safety consultants to offer our clients an extensive range of services including:

  1. Safety Statements and Risk Assessments (includes Hazard Identification, Risk Analysis and Control Measures;
  2. Health and Safety Audits and Inspections to identify deficiencies;
  3. Preparation of Health and Safety Policies tailored to your business to conform with the requirements of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005;
  4. Advise on Safety Representatives and Safety Committees.

Case study: INIS Environmental Consultants Ltd was commissioned to complete an in-depth investigation to identify the mould on the internal towers of wind turbines at a major offshore wind farm and to determine its associated environmental and human-factor risks, if any. This necessitated conducting a range of genetics tests and culturing of fungi to identify the mould down to species level. This process took some months as we had to first isolate DNA before culturing the mould. By identifying the mould in this way we were able to identify the risk and state categorically how to deal with exposure to the mould during a normal working day.

The report produced by INIS Environmental Consultants Ltd detailed the mould’s pathogenicity and clinical significance, occupational exposure limit values, occupational health control measures, potential for biodegradation of the surfaces of the turbine and the approaches which could be employed to control, reduce or remove the potential risks associated with the mould.