Employers need to be aware of, and stay fully compliant with current Health and Safety legislation as well as current employment legislation. Many SMEs are still not up to date in this area. Safety Statements have been required by law of all companies since the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 1989 and more recently the new Safety, Health and Welfare Act, 2005. The safety statement is effectively a company's documented Health & Safety Management programme for ensuring the safety, health and welfare of all its employees whilst at work. Similar to NERA, the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) enforces these regulations, and has recently penalised and fined hundreds of companies throughout Ireland for not being health and safety compliant.
At New Approach, we can prepare your Safety Statement to comply with all current Health and Safety legislation. We can provide a one-to-one personal and professional service where one of our experienced consultants will visit your business premises to review your operations. Through this visit, our consultant will account for all the potential hazards and risks that your employees may be exposed to during the course of their duties and that all appropriate risk assessments are developed. From this, a company specific, fully compliant, comprehensive Safety Statement will be prepared to meet your requirements.