Safety Statements

Description

Under section 20 of the Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, all employers must prepare a written Safety Statement for their company. This document demonstrates your commitment to the safety, health, and welfare of employees by effectively managing workplace risks and hazards. Each Safety Statement is unique and tailored to the specific needs of the company. It must be reviewed periodically—at least annually, whenever significant changes occur, or after Risk Assessments that impact safety and health—to ensure compliance with current legislation.

Safety statements are based on Risk Assessment, with the primary goal of preventing injuries and illnesses. Accidents and health issues can devastate lives and disrupt business operations, leading to lost productivity, damaged machinery, increased insurance costs, and potential legal actions. While Risk Assessments and Safety Statements alone cannot prevent all accidents, they are essential in significantly reducing their likelihood.

Company leaders, including Directors and Senior Managers, have a duty to ensure their organisations possess a comprehensive Safety Statement, as they are personally responsible for any violations of workplace health and safety regulations under their oversight. By maintaining compliance, they not only safeguard employee well-being but also protect against legal repercussions.

How can we help?

Our expert consultants follow a comprehensive approach to ensure your Safety Statement is fully compliant and effective:

  1. Review: We will examine your current Safety Statement and associated Risk Assessments.
  2. Audit: We will conduct a site-specific audit and complete a gap analysis to document the gaps between site operations and legislation.
  3. Report: We will provide a gap analysis report highlighting action areas to be addressed
  4. Update: We will revise your Safety Statement and Risk Assessments to ensure legal compliance and best practices.

Don't settle for a generic safety template. Protect your employees and business with a comprehensive, tailored Safety Statement from Holland Safety. 

Service Breakdown

In line with current HSA Guidelines on Risk Assessment and Safety Statements, our documents include: 

  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment: Comprehensive analysis of your workplace hazards and associated risks. 
  • Protective and Preventive Measures: Clearly defined actions to eliminate or control identified risks. 
  • Emergency Plans and Procedures: Detailed protocols for handling emergencies and ensuring employee safety. 
  • Employee Duties and Responsibilities: Outlined individual roles and responsibilities in upholding safety practices. 
  • Management of Safety: Defined roles and responsibilities within your management structure for overseeing safety matters. 
  • Monitoring and Review: Scheduled procedures for reviewing and updating your Safety Statement to reflect changes and improvements. 

Why choose Holland Safety for your safety statement development?

  • Expertise you can trust: Our team of safety professionals possesses extensive knowledge of the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005 and practical workplace safety principles for the widest variety of workplaces. 
  • Bespoke solutions: We don't offer one-size-fits-all approaches. Each Safety Statement is specific to your specific workplace, hazards, and operations. 
  • Thorough approach: We conduct a meticulous risk assessment, identifying all potential hazards and meticulously evaluating associated risks. 
  • Clear and concise documentation: We present your Safety Statement in a clear, accessible format, ensuring easy understanding and implementation. 
  • Ongoing support: We don't stop at preparation. We offer ongoing support, including updates, training, and consultations to ensure your compliance journey is seamless. 

Contact us today to discuss your safety statement development needs to ensure your business is fully safe and compliant! 

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