Health and Safety Authority (HSA) Correspondence

Health and Safety Authority (HSA) correspondence is now monitored at national level for assurance purposes by the Health and Safety Management Advisory Committee and Risk Committee. Therefore, it is now mandatory that a copy of all correspondence from the HSA is submitted to the National Health and Safety Helpdesk by clicking here and attaching the documents.

Such correspondence may include:

  • Verbal Advice
  • Report of Inspection

  • Improvement Direction

  • Improvement Notice

  • Contravention Notice

  • Prohibition Notice

  • Information Notice

  • Fixed Penalty Notice

For more information please go to: http://www.hsa.ie

As mentioned above this information is collected for assurance purposes and it remains the responsibility of local management to ensure that HSA correspondence is addressed fully, appropriately and in a timely manner (meeting any deadlines imposed by the HSA and set out in the correspondence).

Reporting to the Health & Safety Authority

Accidents can be reported to the Health and Safety Authority in two ways, namely by hard copy, i.e. completing the Incident Report Form (IR1) and posting it to the Workplace Contact Unit, Health and Safety Authority, The Metropolitan Building, James Joyce Street, Dublin 1, or reporting online, via the Health and Safety Authority's website.

Dangerous Occurrences (IR3) can be reported in two ways, namely by hard copy i.e. completing an IR3 form and posting it to the Workplace Contact Unit, Health and Safety Authority, Metropolitan Building, James Joyce Street, Dublin 1 or reporting online for more details on what and how to report accidents, incidents and dangerous occurrences to the Health & Safety Authority please click on the Frequently Asked Question.

National Incident Management System (NIMS)

The National Incident Management System (NIMS) is a core enabling system to improve patient and service user safety with more than 110,000 incidents reported annually.

Please see below the National Incident Management System Reporting forms:


NIRF 01 - Person.pdf (size 712.8 KB)

NIRF 02 Crash/Collision.pdf (size 427.4 KB)

NIRF 03 Property.pdf (size 487.5 KB)

NIRF 04 Complaint/Dangerous Occurrence.pdf (size 544.7 KB)

Should you require any assistance contact the NIMS helpdesk at 01-2384240 or nimshelpdesk@ntma.ie

For information regarding the reporting of incidents, accidents and near misses to the Health & Safety Authority please click here