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About: Jason Kearns

Owner of Guardian Safety Training. Qualified health and safety practitioner (CMIOSH), I have worked in health and safety for the past 13 years both as an employee and a consultant. My Client base spans across a number of different sectors (shops, schools, crèches, Pharmaceuticals, stud and farms, factories, enterprise centres, gymnasiums)

Man killed in Galway workplace accident

Irish Coast Guard flies second injured man to hospital after incident involving pontoons The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is investigating the death of a man during work on pontoons in the south Connemara harbour of Ros-a-Mhíl on Sunday evening. The man, who was in his 40s and believed to be from the north west, […]

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Difficult customers are the biggest risk – according to an EU-OSHA survey

Difficult customers are the biggest risk – according to an EU-OSHA survey Difficult customers, patients and pupils, working in repetitive, tiring & painful positions are the most common risk factors throughout Europe’s workforce, according to a survey published by EU-OSHA recently. The survey examines how occupational health & safety is managed in European workforce. The […]

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‘’Death-Trap’’ Scaffolding fall causes a company to be fined €18,000 over six charges of Health & Safety legislation breaches.

‘’Death-Trap’’ Scaffolding fall causes a company to be fined €18,000 over six charges of Health & Safety legislation breaches. The District Court heard that a worker fell over six metres from a scaffolding which the prosecuting counsel called a ‘’death-trap’’. €9,000 State’s costs was also order to be paid by the company. The accident in […]

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€ 1 million fine is backed up by the Court of Appeal against a transport company after an accident which caused two fatalities.

The Court of Appeal has delivered judgement in a case against Nolan Transport also known as Roadteam Logistics Solutions. They have appealed against a fine of €1M imposed on the company by the Circuit Court. The fine comes following an accident where a load was insufficient secured which caused the death of two car drivers. […]

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Construction worker is crushed to death by five tonnes of falling steel at business tycoon’s £2million home

A construction worker has been crushed to death by five tonnes of falling steel while working on at a businessman’s £2million home. The man is believed to have been killed when a crane operating on site dropped its load. Police and emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 1.30pm. The man – confirmed […]

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There are some VERY impressive office buildings under construction in Dublin right now…

The 35 office buildings in development are enough to accommodate 30,000 workers. Yet office space is still at a premium in the city…   THERE’S ENOUGH OFFICE space under construction in Dublin at the moment to accommodate 30,000 workers a new report shows. The research, carried out by property consultants Savills, details 35 separate building […]

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Twelve deaths on Irish construction sites last year

Twelve people have died in the construction sector so far this year, reflecting the rising number of people killed during construction work over the past five years. Between 2010 and 2014, 39 people have been killed in the construction sector, with the death rate steadily increasing from 4.1 per 100,000 workers in 2010 to 9.8 in […]

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Safe pass FAQ’s “HSA”

Safe Pass – Frequently Asked Questions Who needs to do Safe Pass awareness training? Are archaeologists required to have a Safe Pass? Why do I need Safe Pass? What is Safe Pass? Who pays for the Safe Pass course Where can I find Safe Pass trainers? When do I need to renew my Safe Pass […]

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New safety at work blueprint issued

New safety at work blueprint issued A new five-point blueprint aims to increase safety among workers in the waste and recycling industry. The strategy, intended to drive down the number of people killed and seriously injured in the waste and recycling industry, was published by the Waste Industry Safety and Health (Wish) Forum and developed […]

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Safety failings led to boy’s fall

Safety failings led to boy’s fall A school has been fined after a teenager fractured his heel bone after falling four metres to the ground from a climbing wall. The pupil, aged14, fell while taking part in an exercise that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found the school did not have an adequate safety […]

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