Mr V and The Defence Forces (FOI Act 2014)
Case Number: 160138
Whether the Defence Forces was justified in refusing access to further records relating to the applicant’s request for risk assessments pertaining to the use of three specified chemical products, on the ground that no further records exist or can be found
Conducted in accordance with section 22(2) of the FOI Act by Stephen Rafferty, Senior Investigator, who is authorised by the Information Commissioner to conduct this review.
Explainer : Under Health & Safety legislation Irish Army Air Corps must be in possession of risk assessments for all chemicals in use in the workplace. At the time of the FoI request in November 2015 this had NEVER been carried out even though it had been mandatory since 1989.