It is a legal obligation for all businesses to have a Safety Statement according to Section 20 of the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005. The Safety Statement is a written document which details the management and control of risk in the workplace. Failure to have an operational Safety Management System (SMS) will impact all operational aspects of a company.
The Safety Statement must be a dynamic document reflecting a commitment to health and safety management. The Safety Statement must be specific to a business and not generic.
Since 1995, EMS & Associates have worked in a broad range of industries and developed extensive experience, skill, and knowledge which will help develop your Safety Statement and associated Safety Management Systems.
An effective health and safety management strategy is a central component of a modern organisation's corporate responsibilities. There is also considerable evidence of the financial benefits (ROI) gained from resourced safety and health management. Directors may be prosecuted under the 2005 Act for failing to manage safety and health in their undertaking. Anyone convicted of a severe breach of safety and health law could be fined up to €3m or face going to prison for up to two years.
Our methodology for the creation of our Safety Statement is a straight forward process
Phase 1: The Project Scope is discussed and agreed, and both parties sign a Specific Purpose Contract (SPC).
Phase 2: We ask you to complete an online Health & Safety Policies Checklist to give us an insight into what current policies are in place.
Phase 3: We develop a Draft Health & Safety Statement, which is then reviewed. All editing is carried on online for time management efficiencies.
Phase 4: The Draft Health & Safety Statement Statement is then approved and becomes a Live Document.
If you would like further information on our Safety Statement Services, please contact us on 041 98 22 933.
Remember – "Work Safe. Stay Safe."