SAFETY STATEMENTS

YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

SAFETY STATEMENTS

Safety Statements are working documents. Therefore, they need to be constantly up-dated and amended to ensure their relevance and timeliness.

Safety Audits and Surveys provide you with an outside objective assessment of your safety control measures, safety awareness culture and ethos.

Resources allocated to accident prevention measures are monies well spent and could save you a lot of time, energy and financial losses.

What is a Safety Statement?

It is Management’s commitment, in writing, to provide a safe place of work, safe work practices and systems and competent staff.

Do I need a Safety Statement?

Yes. There is a legal obligation under the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005 and the Safety Regulations to provide one. In addition, Insurance Companies are looking for copy as part of their renewal process.

What is involved in drawing up a Safety Statement?

Risk Assessment. There is a requirement to Identify Hazards, Assess the Risks these hazards pose and putting in place Control Measures to eliminate these hazards or to reduce them so far as is reasonably practicable.

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