Karen Hannon

EHS Manager



Section 19 of the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 requires every employer to identify hazards in the workplace, assess the risk from these hazards and to implement appropriate control measures. It is a legal requirement to have a written risk assessment of the risks as they apply to persons exposed to them in the workplace and to ensure this assessment is kept up to date.

There are many types of risk assessment required by law and these include:

  • Facility Risk Assessment
  • Task specific Risk Assessment
  • Machinery and Work Equipment
  • Ergonomic
  • Fire and Emergency Preparedness
  • Chemicals
  • New and Expectant Mothers
  • Confined Space
  • Manual Handling
  • Explosive Atmospheres (ATEX)
  • Lone Working
  • Night Work and Shift Work
  • Physical Agents (Noise and Vibration)
  • Children and Young Persons at Work
  • Construction related activities
  • Asbestos
  • Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment

The 2005 Act requires that risk assessments are carried out by competent persons. At Acacia we have experienced and highly qualified health and safety consultants to carry out this work on your behalf (but in conjunction and consultation with your representatives). We will also assist you with completing all post risk assessment remedial action requirements and to communicate risk assessment information to your employees.

Sample Client List

Clients Testimonials

“Dealing in large volumes of risk assessments at our company campus, we approached Acacia for assistance and we are very pleased with the service we have received.
We now have comprehensive risk assessments and thanks to Acacia’s flexibility, we have continued to use our in-house software tools.”
Financial Industry Client
“Acacia has been instrumental in the design and implementation of our Health and Safety management system and are always on hand to provide advice and support whenever we need it.”
Pharmaceutical Industry Client
“At our company, the Health and Safety of staff is paramount, Acacia provided us with the support and guidance we needed to develop an industry-leading safety management system. Both our company and staff value their continued guidance and support around all Health and Safety matters.”
Insurance Industry Client
“Company expansion means new office locations, during our office expansion in 2019 we required a large volume of DSE assessments and thankfully Acacia were on hand to provide these assessments and also co-ordinate our Health and Safety training”
Tech Industry Client
“We have worked with Acacia for the past three years on various Health and Safety projects and have always valued their level of expertise and willingness to provide advice and support whenever it is required.”
Online retail Industry Client