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Risk Assessments AND SAFETY STATEMENTS
At Safety Alliance, we are the experts when it comes to risk assessments. Whether you are a new or existing business, we work all over Cork and beyond, with a broad range of industries.
A risk assessment is designed to help employers manage the health and safety aspect of their business. It is important to carry out a risk assessment and provide a safety statement as required by law under Safety, Health, and Welfare at Work Act 2005 that you take adequate precautions when it comes to protecting your employees and customers.
At Safety Alliance, we work with various businesses all over the country to provide a risk assessment that is tailored to their business activities and requirements.
- Our safety officer Identifies any risks or hazards. A risk or hazard is something that could potentially cause harm in the workplace.
- Why are you required to carry out a risk assessment? A risk assessment determines just how likely it would be for something to cause harm or death to any person carrying out their duties. It also determines what type of damage could occur in the event of an incident. It must also determine who could potentially be exposed to the hazard-employees, customers, and general members of the public.
- Provide a written safety statement. A safety statement outlines exactly what the employer plans to do to ensure that the environment is safe to all those exposed to it.
Once you have covered and identified all the hazards within your risk assessment, you are required to provide a written SAFETY STATEMENT outlining exactly what the employer plans to do to ensure that the environment is safe to all those exposed to it.
A risk assessment may be thought of as another box to tick, however, it should be taken very seriously. It is one of the most important things you can do and is required by law under Safety, Health, and Welfare at Work Act 2005 to have this in place to protect your employees, and your company from any litigation. Safety should never be compromised; it should always be a number one priority over everything else.
Do I need to give a copy of the safety statement to every employee?
No, but the statement must be accessible to all employees. The sections of the safety statement relevant to particular employees must be brought to their attention, with specific regard to the risks, hazards and prevention measures concerning their job.
How often should my safety statement be reviewed?
A safety statement must be relevant at all times. Therefore, it should be reviewed at least annually, or more frequently, if your business changes or there is a reason to believe the information is no longer adequate.