Safety, Health & Welfare also sometimes referred to as Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) or Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) is a multi-faceted discipline concerned with the safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work or employment. It also is concerned with any person who can be affected by the activities of a workplace environment.
The goal of health and safety management is to foster a safe and healthy work environment for all stakeholders – employers, employees, clients, contractors, visitors and members of the public.
The health, safety and welfare of employees in Ireland are governed by national legislation, much of which is derived from European Directives. The primary piece of legislation governing the duties of employers to keep their workforce safe and healthy is the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005.
The cornerstone of good management for workplace activities is having in place a site-specific and up-to-date Health & Safety Statement. Your Safety Statement is a commitment in writing of all the measures that your organisation will take to prevent injury and ill health to your employees. It must be based on Risk Assessments that you have carried out that are specific to the work activities in the location to which it applies. It is a legal requirement under Section 20 of the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005 to have a Safety Statement.
As we specialise in the preparation of Safety Statements, Risk Assessments, Method Statements and Health & Safety related policies and procedures it makes sense to talk to us. We approach all matters, relative to legislation, in a reasonable and practical manner.
EMS & Associates have, since 1995, project managed health and safety in various organisations and enterprises. Our knowledge and experience help us to direct you in meeting your moral, legal and economic obligations under health and safety. The EMS Team can give professional and practical advice and information on all aspects of health and safety. We analyse issues, suggested solutions and provide support where required.
We offer a range of Support Services to suit individual projects based on the scope and resources available.
We would love the opportunity of chatting or meeting with you to discuss your requirements and to give you a taste of the services we provide. Feel free to contact us!
Consultancy Services - Putting Your Business First
Business Development is a core value and strategy of good management practices. Using our dedicated team of professional staff, we can deliver a range of commercial services encompassing health and safety holistically. This is done within a cost-effective project management structure that ensures compliance with all aspects – legal, moral, economic and ethical – of business in the 21st century. The focus for you must be on you being able to continue to grow your business and service provision while EMS take care of your health and safety needs.
Our aim to develop a Proactive Business Culture which benefits the organisation and the individual. We believe that legislative compliance is a minimum standard and that successful businesses and organisations have not only met the standards but set the standards of the future. Those that do exceed the standard generally excel in productivity and service delivery.
Our Consultancy Services include:
- The Preparation of Health & Safety Statements
- COVID-19 Response Plans & Work Safely Protocols
- Development of Safety Management Systems
- Organisational Safety Auditing with GAP analysis
- On line Safety Management System – “Engage EHS”
- Accident Investigation Services
- Construction Site Inspections/Audits
- Production of Risk Assessment / Method Statements
- Emergency Response Planning
- Fire Safety Management Systems
- Employee Safety Awareness Training
- Crisis Management Planning
- Display Screen Equipment Assessment Service
- EMS Support Services