The Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 requires employers to prepare a written Safety Statement for their workplace. The safety statement is a document with the sole purpose of ensuring the safety, health and welfare of all persons who may be affected by the work undertaken by a particular business, e.g. employees, contractors, customers, visitors etc., it is an employer’s commitment, in writing, to provide a safe place of work, safe work practices, work systems and competent staff.
Safety Statements are working documents and need to be regularly reviewed.
All businesses, including the self-employed, are required to have a Safety Statement.
We can help employers meet their obligations reviewing existing documents or preparing a new Safety Statement as appropriate.