Every employer is required to manage safety and health at work so as to prevent accidents and ill-health. The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 requires employers to:
- identify the hazards
- carry out a Risk Assessment
- prepare a written Safety Statement
Safety Services will provide a service that involves visiting your premises or offices to review your operations. The site visit ensures that 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. We will then prepare a company specific, fully compliant, comprehensive Safety Statement to meet your requirements.
Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, the employer (including self-employed persons) and persons in control of places of work must prepare a Safety Statement.
A Safety Statement is a written action programme for safeguarding the health and safety of those at work. It details how health and safety is managed in the workplace, which for fishing means the boat.
The Safety Statement is based on the principle that safety can be managed because most accidents and ill-health are foreseeable and can usually be prevented. The Safety Statement should be used to plan and control everything that is done in the workplace so that accidents don't occur.
By law, the Safety Statement must be based on the Risk Assessment of hazards in the workplace. The control measures and the resources necessary to reduce the risks to an acceptable level must be indicated. In addition, employee's duties and the responsibilities of key personnel in relation to safety, health and welfare must be documented. As part of the written health and safety programme, emergency plans and consultation arrangements should be documented.