What is a Safety Statement?
A safety statement is a basic legal requirement on all employers and organisations under Section 20 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.
The safety statement is a written document and must specify the manner in which the safety, health and welfare at work is managed within your company or organisation. It is based on a systematic risk assessment of the workplace.
The safety statement must contain:
A signed Safety Policy.
Company Policies and Procedures.
Risk assessments specific to the company.
Roles and Responsibilities
The duties of the Employer and Employees.
Details of protective and preventive measures taken.
The Safety Statement should then become a ‘live’ document which is implemented and integrated into the running of the business or organisation at all levels.
The safety statement must be communicated to all employees and all employees must have access to the safety statement.
How can we help you?
Our experience consultants can help you by preparing a Safety Statement for your company or organisation or review your existing safety statement.
Our consultants can help you if your company or organisation needs,
A site specific safety statement?
A safety statement update or review?
If there is new workplace activity or equipment hazards and risks?
If new workplace policies or procedures have been implemented?