Be Winter Ready 2020

The ‘Be Winter-Ready’ campaign, which is in it’s tenth year, is intended to raise awareness about the particular challenges that winter can present and provides coordinated and cross-cutting approach to public safety messaging and the dissemination of information on winter preparations

This information campaign is now a well-established and important annual event impacting across the whole public service.

Importantly, the ‘Be Winter-Ready’ campaign informs the public of what is being done in relation to winter preparations and where they can source valuable information that can assist them through a difficult period.

Some Useful Websites:-

Download the Winter Ready Booklet 2020 here:-

Coronavirus in Ireland

Coronavirus in Ireland

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) a public health emergency of international concern.The Department of Health has stated that Ireland is well positioned to detect and respond to cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

The general public are advised to follow advice from the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) to protect their health.

Health information, advice and guidelines will be published on the Department of Health website and updated daily.

Useful websites:-


National Fire Safety Week (7th – 13th October 2019)

Fire Safety Week is run jointly with the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Services and is about enhancing Fire Safety, particularly in the home.  


This years theme is “STOP Fire – Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives”  

Smoke alarms – make sure that you have at least one on every floor

Test your smoke alarms weekly – test your smoke alarm weekly, or ask someone to check it for you

Obvious dangers – look for fire risks like overloaded sockets, candles and unattended appliances 

Plan your escape route – keep access routes clear and have your keys at the ready.  

For more on Fire Safety Week and to see what you can do to keep you and those you love safe from fire, check the website at:-  

HSA launches Construction Inspection Campaign

The HSA have have commenced a Construction Inspection Campaign. This campaign will focus on Plant, Machinery and Vehicles on sites and will see HSA inspectors focusing on 3 areas, namely Traffic Management Plans, Safe Machinery and Training.

As part of the campaign, they will feature key safety themes and resources that can help businesses manage health and safety in these areas.