Safety Statements. Current health & safety legislation requires all Employers to develop a written Safety Statement for their business/enterprise. This means identifying HAZARDS, assessing the RISKS these hazards pose and then to put in place CONTROL MEASURES to either eliminate the hazards & risks or to reduce them to a reasonably practicable level.
A Safety Statement is Managements commitment, in writing, to providing three main elements:
- A safe place of work
- Safe work practices & systems, and
- Competent Staff
The contents of a Safety Statement must be brought to the attention of all Staff in a form, manner and language that are likely to be understood by all their Employees.