Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Ceisteanna (296)

Clare Daly

Ceist:

296. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation if a company (details supplied) has alerted the Health and Safety Authority to seven deficiencies in the safety procedures of the ESB; if the authority has directed the ESB to rectify the identified deficiencies; and the timescale for rectification outlined by the HSA to the ESB. [5588/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar 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.