What Are Workplace Safety Statements & Why Are They Needed?

26 Nov 2021

What Are Workplace Safety Statements & Why Are They Needed?

At OHSS, we’re experts in occupational safety and we’ve been helping Irish businesses with all matters relating to health and safety in work since 2001. In this brief article, we look at workplace safety statements, what they are and why they're important. 

To begin with, safety statements are a legal requirement thanks to The Safety Health & Welfare at Work Act of 2005 and they govern all company activities as they pertain to the identification of hazards and workplace risk assessments.

How We Help With Safety Statements

The modern professional sphere is more litigious than ever, particularly when it comes to workplace injuries, meaning that there is significant risk from failing to manage these aspects correctly. The OHSS workplace health and safety team can provide safety statement assistance in the following ways:

  • Hazard identification

  • Workplace risk assessments

  • Determining safe working practices

These statements are very necessary to Irish workplaces, as at the very least they demonstrate your ability to satisfy any and all existing legal requirements. They also demonstrate effective risk management, minimize the risk of employee injury and help to educate your staff. 

One of the measures that can be introduced is an occupational health and safety management system that provides a solid foundation from which to assess risk. Regardless of whether a formalised system is implemented, working towards OHSAS 18001 - the recognised standard - is advisable.

Want to Know More About Workplace Safety Statements?

If you’d like to know more about workplace safety statements or any of the occupational health and safety services we offer, visit us online at www.ohss.ie. There you’ll find everything you need to know and more, whether talking about occupational hygiene, asbestos management or workplace safety.

Alternatively, to talk directly with us about your occupational health requirements, call us today on (01) 6905907 and one of our experienced workplace safety consultants will be happy to give you the help you need.