Privacy Statement

The Health and Safety Authority uses this e-learning site to collect data on courses, learner activity, geographical and business locations, requests for technical support, and to periodically survey visitors to the site.

Disclosure of Data

Access to data collected on this site is strictly controlled and will not be disclosed to any 3rd parties without the consent of the individual involved.

Retention of Data

The Authority will only retain data collected on this site for as long as necessary to fulfil the legal and business functions for which it was collected in the first instance.


Cookie policy

Like many websites, this site uses session cookies that we transfer to your computer for the duration of your visit. We use the session cookie to track your progress through the site, allowing us to maintain the security and integrity of the data being used. If you have chosen to disable session cookies on your browser you will not be able to access the courses.

For general web browsing no personal information is revealed to us, although certain statistical information is available to us via our internet service provider. This information may include:

The logical address of the server you are using
The top level domain name from which you access the Internet (for example, .i.e., com, .org etc.)
The type of browser you are using
The date and time you access our site
The Internet address used to link to our site
Some of the above information is used to create summary statistics that allow us to assess the number of visitors to our site, identify what pages are accessed most frequently and generally, help us to make our site more user friendly.

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.

Third-party Cookies

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast.

For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Code website.

AddThis uses the AddThis service to allow visitors to bookmark and share pages on the site on a variety of social media sites. Visitors who use the AddThis service to share content do not need to register or provide any personal information. The AddThis service providers collect non-personal data, including the aggregate and summary statistics on browsers and usage patterns. AddThis also uses non-personal data to manage the service efficiently and diagnose server problems. Although AddThis offers some analytics and usage data to, these reports do not include any personally identifiable information. The reports are password protected and only available to managers, members of the Communications and Web Teams, and other designated staff requiring this information to perform their duties. The AddThis Privacy policy is available at:

Copyright Statement

The material featured on this site is subject to Government copyright according to the Copyright and Related Rights Act, 2000.  The material may be downloaded to file or printer for personal use only.   Where this material is being issued to others, the source (including URL) and copyright status must be acknowledged.

The permission to reproduce Government copyright material does not extend to any material on this site that may be the property of a third party.   Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.

Last modified: Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 3:33 PM