Section 13 of the 2005 Act sets out the general duties of employees, as follows:
1) “An employee shall, while at work
a) Comply with the relevant statutory provisions, as appropriate, and take reasonable care to protect his or her safety, health and welfare and the safety, health and welfare of any other person who may be affected by the employee’s acts or omissions at work,
b) Ensure that (s)he is not under the influence of an intoxicant to the extent that (s)he is in such a state as to endanger his or her own safety, health or welfare at work or that of any other person,
c) If reasonably required by his or her employer, to submit to any appropriate, reasonable and proportionate tests for intoxicants by, or under the supervision of, a registered medical practitioner who is a competent person, as may be prescribed,
d) Co‑operate with his or her employer or any other person so far as is necessary to enable his or her employer or the other person to comply with the relevant statutory provision, as appropriate,
e) Not engage in improper conduct or other behaviour that is likely to endanger his or her own safety, health and welfare at work or that of any other person,
f) Attend such training and, as appropriate, undergo such assessment as may reasonably be required by his or her employer or as may be prescribed relating to safety, health and welfare at work or relating to the work carried out by the employee,
g) Having regard to his or her training and the instructions given by his or her employer, make correct use of any article or substance provided for use by the employee at work or for the protection of his or her safety, health and welfare to work, including protective clothing or equipment,
h) Report to his or her employer or to any other appropriate person, as soon as practicable-
i.) any work being carried on, or likely to be carried on, in a manner which may endanger the safety, health and welfare at work of the employee or that of any other person,
ii.) any defect in the place of work, the system of work, any article or substance which might endanger the safety, health or welfare at work of the employee or that of any other person, or
iii.) any contravention of the relevant statutory provisions which may endanger the safety, health and welfare at work of the employee or that of any other person, of which (s)he is aware.
(2) An employee shall not, on entering into a contract of employment, misrepresent himself or herself to an employer with regard to the level of training as may be prescribed under subsection (1)(f)”
In addition to the above IT Sligo requires employees to immediately report to their direct Managers any accident or incident resulting in injury. The injured party is also required to co-operate with the Health and Safety Officer and their direct Manager in the investigation of the accident and the completion of the Accident/Incident report form.
Each employee is expected to make themselves familiar with the Framework Safety Statement and their local Functional area Safety Statement.