The specific queries that are being received are when companies (usually SME's) are either conducting an annual review of their Safety Statement, or starting to draft one from scratch. The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) website (www.hsa.ie) provides an excellent source of guidance information and online tools. The relevant links are listed below.
- FAQ on Safety Statement and Risk Assessment: http://www.hsa.ie/eng/Topics/Managing_Health_and_Safety/Safety_Statement_and_Risk_Assessment/
- Sample Safety Statement: http://www.hsa.ie/eng/Your_Industry/Construction/BeSMART_ie_for_Construction/Sample_Safety_Statement.pdf
- Guidelines on Preparing a Safety Statement: http://www.hsa.ie/eng/Small_Business/Getting_Started/Risk_Assessments_Made_Easy/Guidelines_on_Risk_Assessments_and_Safety_Statements.pdf
- Access to the BESMART OnlineTool (Safety Statement & Risk Assessment): https://www.besmart.ie/
Ibec can assist members by reviewing their draft Safety Statement and/or answer any specific queries they may have regarding the content. These queries can be directed to Elaine Bowers in the Knowledge Centre. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, 21 September 2017