Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

Advisory committees.


38.—(1) The Authority may from time to time establish advisory committees to advise it in relation to any of its functions and may determine the membership, term of office and terms of reference and regulate the procedure of any such committee.

(2) Where the Authority has appointed an advisory committee, it shall appoint one of the members of the committee as chairperson of that committee and another as deputy chairperson who shall act in the absence of the chairperson.

(3) The members of an advisory committee established under this section shall be paid by the Authority such allowances for expenses incurred by them as the Minister, with the consent of the Minister for Finance, may determine.

(4) Notwithstanding the repeal of the Act of 1989 by section 4, a person who is a member of an advisory committee immediately before the commencement of that section shall continue in office as such a member for the remainder of the term of office for which he or she was appointed, unless he or she dies or resigns from office or otherwise ceases to hold office.


Modifications (not altering text):


Functions in relation to subs. (3) transferred (29.07.2011) by Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 418 of 2011), arts. 2, 3 and sch. 1.

2. (1) The administration and business in connection with the performance of any functions transferred by this Order are transferred to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

(2) References to the Department of Finance contained in any Act or instrument made thereunder and relating to the administration and business transferred by paragraph (1) shall, on and after the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

3. The functions conferred on the Minister for Finance by or under the provisions of —

(a) the enactments specified in Schedule 1, and

(b) the statutory instruments specified in Schedule 2,

are transferred to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.


Schedule 1 Enactments


No. 10 of 2005

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

Sections 32, 33, 34(2), 35, 36, 38(3), 40, 45, 47, 48 and 70(3)