Blanchardstown Area Partnership

  Blanchardstown Area Partnership marks World Day
for Safety and Health at Work on  Friday 28th April

World Day for Safety and Health at Work is an important way for Blanchardstown Area Partnership to raise awareness of how to make work safe and healthy.

To mark this international day BAP have launched a week long campaign to provide formal health & safety related training to almost 300 people across Fingal.  The training provided includes Fire Marshal training and Defibrillator training to BAP staff. BAP clients and jobseekers across Fingal will participate Safe Pass, Manual Handling and HACCP training to improve their chances of landing a job.  Community organisations supported by BAP will receive a Health & Safety briefing to raise awareness of employer’s responsibilities.  During the week long campaign hundreds of people view an health & safety information video that is suitable for the culturally diverse population across Fingal. 

Adeline O’Brien CEO of Blanchardstown Area Partnership outlines how we all have a responsibility for preventing accidents and injuries on the job. BAP believe that while government are responsible for providing the infrastructure in terms of laws and services, as employers we are responsible for ensuring that the working environment is safe and healthy.  Adeline also believes that workers are responsible to work safely and protect themselves and not endanger others, workers should know their rights and to participate in the implementation of preventive measures.
World Day for Safety and Health at Work takes place on April 28, 2017. The day was declared by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. World Day for Safety and Health at Work is an awareness-raising campaign intended to focus international attention on emerging trends in the field of occupational safety and health and on the magnitude of work-related injuries, diseases and fatalities worldwide.

Occupational safety and health (OSH) is a cross-disciplinary area concerned with protecting the safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work or employment. The goals of occupational safety and health programs include fostering a safe and healthy work environment. OSH may also protect co-workers, family members, employers, customers, and many others who may be affected by the workplace environment.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Blanchardstown Area Partnership is a local development company  based in Dublin 15 for nearly twenty five years.  We receive our funding from the Government and the Partnership is responsible for a range of programmes to meet the needs of individuals, families and community groups in the area.  The key programmes delivered in the Dublin 15 area are the Local and Community Development Programme, and the Local Employment Service (JOBLINK) and Tús. In 2015 we were awarded the contract to deliver the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) across the county of Fingal.


The responsibility for overseeing the implementation of the SICAP programme has been given to the Fingal Local Community Development Committee (LCDC), a new body recently established within the Local Authority.  The membership of the Fingal LCDC reflects the Government’s action plan for Effective Local Government, “Putting People First”, which set out a range of reforms aimed at enhancing the role of local government in local and community development.

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