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SFA Annual Subscription 2015
SFA Annual Conference – 10th June
SFA Submission on Mandatory Pension Proposal
The New Companies Act 2014 - With effect from the 1st June
HSA launches free on-line Health and Safety Courses for Small Business
Ibec Economic Outlook Report
Employment of Young Persons
Work Permit and Visa Reform - Trusted Partner Initiative - “Go To” Digital Destination for Irish Businesses
"Giving and Gaining - How Entrepreneurs view Philanthropy in Ireland"
SFA Employment Law Conference 2015 – Your Essential Road Map
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SFA Annual Lunch 2015 - Date for your Diary
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SFA National Small Business Awards 2016 Programme
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HSA launches free on-line Health and Safety Courses for Small Business

Small business owners and managers face many unique challenges, but one challenge they face in common with their larger counterparts is the obligation to provide a safe and healthy place of work.  To provide assistance the Health and Safety Authority has launched three short on-line courses, aimed at small business employers and employees.  The 15 minute introductory courses will give learners a quick, free and invaluable guide to getting safety and health right in a small business environment. Courses can be accessed on the small business e-learning portal or from the Authority’s main e-learning portal:

The courses present learners with an overview of workplace safety and health requirements for employers, including the self-employed and employees. Learning outcomes include:

  • the key duties of employers and employees
  • the purpose of a safety statement and
  • the process of carrying out a basic risk assessment

The content is suitable for use across all work sectors.

To see the full range of HSA on-line courses on offer, browse and/or register as a learner on

If you are interested in further information on HSA on-line learning or to register for these or other courses for continuing professional development points, contact: