Employers are required under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1992, to carry out a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks arising out of their work activities, i.e. a risk assessment. Employers are also required to carry out individual risk assessments for pregnant workers. The link below is for guidance provided by the Health and Safety Executive NI.
The Agency’s Enquiry Point is available to employers, employees, trade unions and others. Enquiry Point advisors provide information and advice on a wide range of employment matters. The Enquiry Point is also an important contact point for identifying circumstances, or clients, who would benefit from being referred to other Agency services.
The Enquiry Point provides clear, confidential, independent and impartial advice to assist the caller in resolving issues in the workplace.
While the advisors cannot provide a legal opinion they can help callers gain a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities as well as identifying possible options to help resolve their issues.