Irish Examiner: Compliance officers say Covid-19 preparation is not just a box-ticking exercise


Compliance officers in Ireland are warning that businesses could face strict enforcement measures including closure for non-compliance with the Covid-19 ‘Return to Work Protocol’.The Association of Compliance Officers Ireland (ACOI) said there can be no mistaking that the Health and Safety Authority’s (HSA) powers of enforcement are considerable.

“They can serve improvement and prohibition notices, and ultimately, they have the power to order business closures, if they deem it necessary,” the association’s CEO Michael Kavanagh said.