Do I need a Safety Statement?
It is a legal requirement across all industries to have an in-date safety statement should the business have 3 or more employees. These employees includes family members.
What is a Safety Statement?
Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 Section 20, the employer including self-employed persons and persons in control of places of work, must prepare a Safety Statement to protect the safety and health of employees and other people who might be at the workplace, including customers, visitors and members of the public.
At ASafe Solutions we commit to ensure your business complies with all aspects of legislation. Having a Safety Statement is a legal requirement and is the basis for managing safety within all business types. If you want to ensure your business is keeping up with safety regulations the first step is to ensure your safety statement is in date and specific to your work activities. We guarantee our Safety Statement will be specific to your business, identifying all work place hazards, with appropriate risk assessment and controls in place.
By law, the Safety Statement must be based on the Risk Assessment of hazards in the workplace. Control measures and the resources necessary to reduce the risks to an acceptable level must be indicated. In addition, Company Safety Policy, Health and Safety Responsibilities, Health and Safety Training, and Emergency Plans and Procedures should be documented.
The Safety Statement should state how the employer will adequately ensure safety, health and welfare at work by complying with legislation and governing bodies. The Safety Statement should influence all work activities, including the selection of competent people, equipment and materials, the methods of work and how goods and services are designed and provided
The Safety Statement must be made available to staff, and anyone else, showing that hazards have been identified with the risks assessed and eliminated or controlled.