Section 20 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 requires that an organisation produce a written programme to safeguard:
- The safety and health of employees while they work.
- The safety and health of other people who might be at the workplace, including customers, visitors and members of the public.
The Safety Statement represents a commitment to their safety and health. It should state how the employer will ensure their safety and health and state the resources necessary to maintain and review safety and health laws and standards.
- The selection of competent people, equipment and materials.
- The way work is done.
- 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 and the risks assessed and eliminated or controlled.(HSA)
The safety statement should be reviewed annually and when any change to work practises occur.
If you require a safety statement or have a safety statement that requires updating GetReady will assess your buildings, work practices and regardless of the complexity of your business will produce a professionally prepared document which will be easy to read and understand by all.