The Government has agreed that Level 5 (with some amendments) as set out in the Plan for Living with COVID-19 will continue to apply nationally until further notice. The Government has clearly stated that there is a continued need to minimise the level of mobility and congregation of people in order to reduce all opportunities for transmission of the virus.

Please note that our library buildings have reopened to the public for Browsing Services and Contact & Collect since Monday, May 10th. Please see Library Page.

Consequently, and in line with current public health guidance, the Offices of Offaly County Council are closed for walk-in services to support this reduced mobility policy.

Public access cannot be facilitated during LEVEL 5 restrictions. Therefore, Offaly County Council services will be available by telephone, email, online post and only where absolutely necessary and in exceptional circumstances by appointment. Please read latest information.

Fire Safety Register

The Fire Safety Manager who is responsible for the implementation and oversight of the fire safety programme should keep a Fire Safety Register as a complete record of all fire safety matters on the premises. The following information should be recorded in the register:-

  • The name of the Fire Safety Manager, and those nominated to deputise for him/her;
  • The details of specific fire duties that have been assigned to staff;
  • The details of instruction and training given to staff, and by whom;
  • The date of each fire and evacuation drill and results of exercises held;
  • The type, number and location of fire protection equipment in the premises, including water supplies, hydrants etc.;
  • The date of each inspection of the building itself, its fittings and services and the actions taken to remedy any defects found;
  • Details of all fire incidents and false alarms that occur and the actions taken as a result.

The register will serve as a record and also as a checklist for the Fire Safety Manager to ensure that checks and training which are required are being carried out on an ongoing basis.