Tipperary County Council Library Service was formally presented with the Certificate of Registration of Occupational Health & Safety OHSAS 18001:2007 on 4th November 2016 at a NSAI Certificate presentation in Dublin. Presentations were made by the Minister of State with responsibility for Employment and Small Business Pat Breen. On the day 30 organisations from the private, public and SME sectors gathered at NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland) offices in Dublin for a special ceremony marking their achievement in becoming certified to world class standards.
Cllr Siobhán Ambrose, Cathaoirleach of Tipperary County Council said “this is a wonderful achievement for the Library Service and recognises the commitment that library staff has to embedding a health and safety culture in the organisation. We will continue to strive to meet international health and safety standards for the benefit of our employees and customers.”
The Library Service, its buildings and facilities, were independently audited by NSAI inspectors in order to ensure they complied with the standard, and the service now joins an elite group of over 3,000 organisations who are currently NSAI certified to a variety of internationally recognised standards.
The Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series of Standards (OHSAS) sets out the necessary requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system. Achieving this certification recognises that the Library Service places importance on managing health and safety, for employees, customers, contractors and the wider community.
Pictured are: Maurice Buckley, CEO NSAI (left) and Minister Pat Breen T.D. (right) with Ann-Marie Brophy, Health and Safety Co-ordinator with Tipperary Library Service