Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Questions (101)

Timmy Dooley

Question:

101. Deputy Timmy Dooley asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the progress to date in rectifying deficiencies in the ESB safety procedures identified by the Health and Safety Authority; the timeline for the completion of corrective action; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5820/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

I have been informed by the Health and Safety Authority that the Authority has acknowledged the concerns raised by a company in relation to practices at the ESB. The Authority has advised me that it has engaged extensively with both Parties on the matter and is satisfied with progress to date. It will continue to engage with the Parties involved to ensure that all matters are adequately addressed.

I would point out, however, that Authority has an independent Statutory role in relation to the investigation of complaints. I have no role in relation to such investigations nor in the rectification of matters arising from complaints to the Health and Safety Authority.