Safety Statement Development
Safety Statement Preparation and Review
Some providers just offer a generic Safety Statement document with just the name changed and that does not fully comply with the law. You will often find that the risk assessments have been copied from other safety statements and have not been fully evaluated. At Safecon, we provide a superior personalised Safety Statement that is tailor made to the customers needs. Our specialist consultants provide practical advice based on many years` experience in the area that the Safety Statement is being developed in. We guarantee a competent , courteous, experienced and professional service at a price that is excellent value for money.
Safecon take great pride on always looking at health and safety in a practical way, in an effect to be the No.1 health and safety firm in Ireland requirements – be they farm safety, industrial safety, manufacturing safety, government departmental safety, services safety or other safety areas.
Safety Statement Introduction & Legal Requirement
Directors, owners and employers must meet the requirements of The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and the associated regulations. If you employ more that 3 members of staff you must have a written health and safety policy statement with roles and responsibilities clearly defined
It is a practical tool for reducing accidents and ill health at work. The Safety Statement should be a ‘live’ document that all staff are aware of and which is implemented at all levels in the organisation, integrated into on-going activities and communicated to everyone in the workplace
Hazard identification and risk assessment is a key component of a health and safety statement. There is a legal requirement for employer to have completed a risk assessment (S.H.W.W. Act 2005) and have it in writing.
The employer must also ensure the person appointed by the employer is competent with respect to the risk assessment undertaken.
What are the steps involved in order to produce a safety statement?
- Identification of significant workplace hazards and risks
- Evaluation of the nature and extent of the risk
- Recommendation of practical control measures designed to control risk
- Implementation of health and safety policies and procedures
- Provision of advice on health and safety policies and procedures
- Review of your programme and update as necessary
What are the advantages of having a safety statement?
- Create and maintain a culture of risk awareness
- Reduce risk of damages awards and negative publicity
- Reduce possibility of fines and penalties
- Have a positive impact on employees behaviour and absence / stress incidents
- Reduces risk of third party action for damages
- Supports Insurance placements and premium mitigation
- Improvement in health and safety in the workplace and increased efficiency
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