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Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 there is a legal obligation on all employers to “ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the safety, health and welfare at work of all his or her employees”.
(Section 8 General Duties of Employer, Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005). This is generally achieved by providing a safe place of work, safe work practices & systems and competent staff.
A Safety Audit identifies hazards, assesses risks and puts control measures in place to reduce or eliminate the hazards and risks. Safety Audits form the basis of your written Safety Statement. (Section 19 & 20 of the Act).
The contents of the Safety Statement must be brought to the attention of all employees in a form, manner and language that is reasonably likely to be understood. This should be done at least annually, or when the statement is amended. The Safety Statement must be brought to the attention of others who may be affected by the specific risks at the place of work to which the statement applies.
Under the General Duties of the Employer (Section 8) the Employer is obliged to provide adequate instruction, training, supervision and any necessary information to all employees to enable them to carry out their work without risk of accident or injury.