Services Industry Safety Programme Launched

The Irish Brewers Association and the Health & Safety Authority have co-launched a programme designed for publicans and bar managers to enhance basic safety practices in cellars, cold rooms and across all areas of bars, restaurants, hotels and pubs around the country. The Cellar safety programme is the first of its kind in Ireland and aims to improve safety in the workplace environment for thousands of workers/service providers and for customers of the hospitality sector.

The new safety programme can be accessed through the HSA’s existing online risk assessment tool,, which contains a wide range of risk assessments for various licensed operators, and uses a simple four-step process to guide participants in assessing the status of safety features within their premises.

Pictured above: Kay Baxter, the Health and Safety Authority; Padraig Cribben, Vintners Federation of Ireland; Ian Reidy, Heineken; Martin O’Dea, the Health and Safety Authority; Jonathan McDade, the Irish Brewers Association

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