Chambers Ireland Weekly Digest: 28th Aug 2017

 

  • Cost of Insurance – Survey

The Cost of Insurance working group run out of the Department of Finance has asked us to survey our members.

The survey is hosted on SurveyMonkey and can be found on the following link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ChambersCostofInsurance  

We will distribute the results following the closure of the survey.

The survey needs to be completed by the 8th of September. Please circulate or include in your Chamber newsletters ahead of this date.

If you have any questions please contact: Leona.murphy@chambers.ie

  • Green Public Procurement – GPP4Growth Project

The Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment is participating in the INTERREG project GPP4Growth. See attached information leaflet for further information.

As part of this project they are asking business for their views on barriers to Green Public Procurement in Ireland. The survey can be found at:  https://goo.gl/forms/aZhWkQ4pdknniG802
 
Some additional guidance that may be useful for those taking part:

For question A.1, enter the country code IE.
For question A.2, select your region code from the list below:
IE04 – Northern and Western
IE05 – Southern
IE06 – East and Midland

  • Peninsula HR Advice – Workplace Accident Reporting

As much as we try to avoid them, unfortunately, accidents will occur in the workplace. But what are the rules and regulations you need to follow when it comes to the paperwork? Here’s our quick, handy guide to accident reporting – keep it somewhere safe in case you need to refer to it one day.

Who’s responsible?

Depending on circumstances, the person responsible for reporting the accident is:

  • The employer whose employee was involved in the incident/accident
  • Any person who has control over a place of work, for the purpose of trade or business

Where a self-employed person is fatally injured, the owner of the premises must report the accident.

When should I report?

  • If a fatality occurs as a result of an accident in the course of carrying out their work
  • When an employee is prevented from performing their normal work for more than 3 consecutive days, after the day of the accident
  • Any person who, as a result of a working activity, requires medical treatment
  • If there is a dangerous occurrence

How long do I have to report?

In the event of a death in the workplace, it should be reported as soon as possible and a report submitted within 5 days. If the accident/incident is non-fatal and/or a dangerous occurrence, it must be reported within 10 working days. The responsible person can report here https://webapps.hsa.ie/Account/Registration

What should I do with the records?

Records of accidents or dangerous occurrences which were reported to the HSA must be retained for a period of 10 years from the date of the event. This record should also be kept within the place of work where the event occurred and should not be removed. Otherwise, the record should be kept at the responsible person’s place of business.

What if I am unaware of an accident/dangerous occurrence?

If the responsible person is unaware of an accident or dangerous occurrence in their place of work, it shall be a defence in any proceedings to prove that they were unaware – under the circumstances that they took all reasonable measures to have accidents and dangerous occurrences brought to their attention, this can be done through training employees.

Ref: https://www.djei.ie/en/Legislation/Legislation-Files/SI-No-370-of-2016.pdf

If you have any questions regarding the issues in this article, please don’t hesitate to contact Peninsula’s 24 Hour Advice Service on 01 855 50 50

  • Chambers Ireland European Economic Survey 2018

Chambers Ireland, in conjunction with Eurochambres, has launched the European Economic Survey for 2018. This is the 25th edition of this annual Eurochambres assessment of the European business community’s expectations for the year ahead. The target audience of this survey is businesses and chamber members all around the country

The results of this survey will be used to help us to identify the main challenges for business in the coming year. This survey should take no more than 3-5 minutes to complete and the deadline for completion is the 29th September 2017. Questions marked with an asterisk (*) are required. If you have any questions about the survey, please email Chambers Ireland at emma.kerins@chambers.ie

Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZD5GN5G

  • Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce Conference & Business Showcase

Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) and Dublin Airport are inviting businesses from across Ireland to join them for our annual networking conference and business showcase next month.

The conference, which is also supported by Belfast City Council, takes place on 12 September 2017 from 8.30am-1.00pm in St George’s Market, Belfast and is designed to give companies from across Ireland the opportunity to meet, engage and participate in networking activities aimed at creating new business connections.

5 reasons not to miss NI Chamber Networking Conference and Business Showcase

  • Keynote Speaker: Gori Yahaya, Head of Training at Google Digital Garage
  • Network with 700+ delegates  
  • Meet our 120+ exhibitors
  • ‘Navigate Successful Marketing’ with Dublin Airport
  • Topical seminars including ‘Are you ready for GDPR?’ and ‘Thinking innovatively’

An event not to be missed – Click here for full details

Details on attending the event can be found via this linkhttp://www.northernirelandchamber.com/event/ni-chamber-annual-networking-conference-business-showcase/

Details on exhibiting at the event can be found via this linkhttp://www.northernirelandchamber.com/ni-chamber-networking-conference-business-showcase-2017/

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