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Adrian Kelly, Clare chief fire officer.

Fire service retains international certification

Clare County Fire and Rescue Services has yet again received national and
international recognition for its efforts to protect the safety, health and welfare of its employees.

The Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems certification was first published by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) in 2007 and sets out a preventative and proactive approach to identifying workplace hazards and assessing and controlling risk.

Clare County Fire and Rescue Service was first awarded the OHSAS 18001:2007
– the only auditable international standard for health and safety – in 2014 and is one of only five fire authorities in the country that have attained the accreditation.

Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council, John Crowe has welcomed the announcement describing, the service’s commitment to maintaining health and safety standards to the highest level as “critically important for both Fire Service personnel and the general public whom they serve.

Tom Coughlan, chief executive of Clare County Council added, “From the perspective of promoting the council’s Safety Management System, this is a
very welcome development.

Chief fire officer, Adrian Kelly, commented: “The management of Health and
Safety of personnel is a top priority for all Fire Service employe

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