Thursday, 8 November 2012

Ceisteanna (174)

Damien English

Ceist:

174. Deputy Damien English asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will provide in tabular form the total number of inspections by the Health and Safety Authority for Compliance with Health and Safety Legislation/Existence of Safety Statement and Safety System in 2009, 2010, 2011 and to date in 2012; the number of compliant inspections; the number of cases brought and the number of convictions as a result of these cases; the total cost of these inspections for each year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49366/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Jobs)

The information requested by the Deputy is set out in tabular form below in the form maintained by the Health and Safety Authority:

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2009

2010

2011

January – October

2012

Number of Inspections

18,451

16,714

15,340

10,946

Safety statement prepared and present

76% prepared

83% prepared

73% present

69%

71%

Senior managers aware of duties under health and safety legislation

60%

88%

88%

87%

Safety consultation system (where applicable)

63%

80%

90%

92%

Number of proceedings taken

38

27

32

12

Number of prosecutions

34

25

30

9

The Health and Safety Authority’s annual reports contain additional information relating to inspections and enforcement action. These reports are available at www.hsa.ie .

Due to the short timeframe it is not possible to provide the total cost of inspections for each year. However, this information will be forwarded directly to the Deputy by the Health and Safety Authority.