24 January 2018
By Elaine Murphy
Cork County Council is delighted to announce that it has achieved Occupational Health and Safety Management (OHSAS 18001) accreditation from the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI). As an organisation Health and Safety is one of the key priorities and Cork County Council is continually reviewing its systems to ensure that Cork County Council adheres to best practise standards.
Tim Lucey, Chief Executive, Cork County Council said “I would like to acknowledge all of our staff for the commitment and hard work they put into achieving the accolade of being the first Local Authority in Ireland to achieve certification for its entire organisation”
Cork County Council provides a broad range of public services and faces daily challenges in the area of Health and Safety not just for its employees, but also for its communities and its citizens. Cork County Council has a duty to ensure that all of its sites, facilities and offices are a safe environment.
Safety is incorporated into everything it does. The preparation for the certification process has enhanced staffs’ awareness about the importance of Health and Safety. It will result in safer places of work, safer plant and equipment, competent staff and a culture where safety is integrated into everything it does. Safety is one of the key values and is managed proactively.