Relevant Legislation

There are many different legislations which KMS must adhere to in this industry, however here is some information and links that may be useful to you:

Machinery Moving Legislation

Safety Statements:

A Safety Statement is the plan an organisation has detailing how it will manage matters relating to the health and safety of its employees, sub-contractors, visitors and others affected by that organisation’s day-to-day activities.

Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act above, KMS are required to identify the hazards and assess the risks at their place of work and put these details in a written format. We are also required to specify the manner in which the safety, health and welfare of their employees and other related persons is to be secured.

Before every machinery move is carried out, KMS will provide you with a Safety Statement & Risk Assessment to inform you of the routine, tasks and procedures being carried out along with the risks involved.

Factories Act

Under the 1955 factories act, KMS has an obligation to act accordingly and carry out our work in a safe manner within the workplace. The workplace is a dangerous place especially when we are moving sensitive or heavy machinery and our company is fully prepared and employees are trained to act as required in this legislation.

http://www.hsa.ie/eng/Legislation/Acts/Factories_Act/Factories_Act_1955.html#regulations

Lifting Equipment Inspection Legislation

GA1 is the approved HSA form for the testing, inspection & certification of lifting equipment as per the General Applications Regulations Act 2007. KMS are required to undergo a thorough examination of your equipment, ensure it complies with the above legislation and then provide a certificate of thorough examination. Certifications generally last between 6-12 month but can be more depending on the type of equipment due to this legislation.

Links:

http://www.hsa.ie/eng/Legislation/Acts/Safety_Health_and_Welfare_at_Work/General_Application_Regulations_2007/
http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/2007/en/si/0299.html#partii-chapii

Portable Appliance Testing

Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Ac t(General Application) Regulation’s S.I NO.299 of 2007; it is now a requirement under Irish law that all businesses’ are obliged to carry out PAT Testing on all portable appliances to ensure the safety and welfare of both employees and customers. The onus to carry out PAT Testing now falls entirely at the feet of the employer who is 100% responsible.

In order to comply with regulations records must be kept for at least five years for random spot checks carried out by the HSA. Irish Insurers/Underwriters are now requesting proof that all portable appliances comply with the legislation prior to the renewal of existing or commencement of new policies. Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulation’s S.I NO.299 of 2007.

All employers must: General Application Regulations S.I. 299 Portable equipment.81.

  • (1) An employer shall ensure that—
    • (b) portable equipment is maintained in a manner fit for safe use, and
    • (c) portable equipment which is—
      • (i) exposed to conditions causing deterioration liable to result in danger, and(ii) supplied at a voltage exceeding 125 volts alternating current, is—
      • (I) visually checked by the user before use, and
      • (II) periodically inspected by a competent person, appropriate to the nature, location and use of the equipment.
  • (2) An employer shall ensure, where appropriate, that a competent person—
    • (a) tests any portable equipment described in paragraph (1)(c)(i) and (ii), and
    • (b) certifies whether or not the portable equipment (including any cables and plugs) was, on the day of test, as far as could reasonably be ascertained, safe and without risk to persons coming into direct or indirect contact with any live part of the equipment.
  • (3) If the certificate of the competent person referred to in paragraph (2) indicates that the portable equipment tested was not, on the day of the test, safe and without risk, as described in that paragraph, the employer shall ensure that the equipment is not used until it is made safe and certified as such in compliance with paragraph (2).
  • (4) An employer shall ensure that—
    • (a) portable equipment, other than portable transformers and portable generators,supplied at a voltage exceeding 125 volts alternating current is not used in:
      • (i) construction work,
      • (ii) external quarrying activities, or
      • (iii) damp or confined locations, unless its rating exceeds 2 kilovolt amperes

Warehouse Racking Inspection

Under the European Standard BEN 15635 – Steel Static Storage Systems 2008 legislation, pallet racking must be tested and inspected to the standards set out in the document below:

http://www.semarackinginspections.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/EN-156352008-%E2%80%93-Application-and-maintenance-of-Storage-Equipment.pdf