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Your Safety Statement – is it working for you?

Your Safety Statement – is it working for you?
While a lot of businesses have a Safety Statement document, it is important to check; is the document actually working well for the Business?
Some businesses pay an external Health and Safety Consultant or Advisor to prepare a document for them, while others prepare their own document using the FREE online BeSmart tool on the Health and Safety Authority website.

Whichever route you take, the document needs to be an integral part of the day to day running of the business.  It needs to be read thoroughly by Senior Management and have the input of the employees.  The Safety Representative is an ideal person for consulting with employees and bringing their ideas and opinions to Senior Management.

I have a document – am I covered?

The document itself needs to accurately reflect the business operations, organisation (from top down) responsibilities and policies and procedures that are carried out in reality.

Audits, inspections, reviews and additional training on the safety management system also need to be carried out.

Make your safety statement work for your business!  It can potentially save the business money in terms of reducing lost work time due to work related illnesses and injuries and costly insurance claims and premiums and legal fees if the business had to go to court either as a result of a prosecution of a personal injury claim.

And, most important of all, the moral aspect of keeping everyone safe and healthy in the workplace.

Contact us if you would like assistance in making your safety statement work for you.