Your Safety Statement must be specific to your business and every Safety Statement even in a similar industry should be different, as every business has unique hazards associated with it, and these individual and unique hazards should be identified and included within your Safety Statement.
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 and also 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.
Carrying out a risk assessment, preparing a safety statement and implementing what you have written down are not only central to any safety and health management system, they are required by law. Health and Safety Authority inspectors visiting workplaces will want to know how employers are managing safety and health.
In simple words, a Safety Statement is your Company Safety Management system. This is a document that outlines how you manage health and safety in your workplace.
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