A Safety Statement is a written action programme for safeguarding the health and safety of those at work. It details how health and safety is managed in the workplace according to the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.
All employers, including the self-employed must have a safety statement relating to their workplace and work activities as a legal requirement.
The Safety Statement is based on the principle that safety can be managed because most accidents and ill-health are foreseeable and can usually be prevented. The Safety Statement is used to plan and control everything that is done in the workplace so that accidents don’t occur.
The Safety Statement must be based on the risk assessment in the workplace. The control measures and the resources necessary to reduce the risks to an acceptable level must be indicated. In addition, employee’s duties and the responsibilities of key personnel in relation to safety, health and welfare must be documented. As part of the written health and safety programme, emergency plans and consultation arrangements are documented.
Safety Statement Services provided by LCE Workplace Safety include:
- Preparation of Safety Statement
- Advice on your current safety statement
- Risk assessments
- Advise on the HSA’s BeSmart system for creating safety statements – perfect for the construction and agribusiness sectors
Who needs a Safety Statement?
Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, the employer (including self-employed persons) and persons in control of places of work must prepare a Safety Statement.
Why choose LCE Workplace Safety?
LCE are the experts in health and safety legislation and can provide advice and assistance in creating a specific safety statement for your business. The safety statement must be based on an assessment of the risks in a workplace and in LCE we believe the best people to do that are those who have experience and knowledge of the work place i.e. the employer or employees. At LCE we live by our mission statement of “Redefining the perceptions of consultancy services” – and this is particularly true when it comes to preparing your safety statement.