Under Section 20 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 every employer is obliged to have a written health and safety statement for their organisation.
The Safety Statement represents a commitment to the health, safety and welfare of all employees and all those impacted by the company’s operations. It should state how the employer will ensure their health and safety and state the resources necessary to maintain and review health and safety laws and standards. It must be site specific to your business activities and kept up to date, in order to be legally compliant.
Risk assessment is an essential component of the safety statement. The Safety Statement must be based on the identification of workplace hazards and an assessment of the risks such hazards present, and detail what measures are in place to control these risks. The safety statement and risk assessments must be completed by a suitably competent person.
We at Acacia have qualified and experienced health and safety specialists available to assist your company in achieving and maintaining compliance to this mandatory obligation set down in the 2005 Act. Working with you, we will ensure that your obligations under the 2005 Act are met.