Health And Safety Risk Assessments
Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005, Employers must identify hazards in the workplace and assess the risk presented by these hazards.
Employers must write down the hazards and risks that could potentially cause harm to all employees, suppliers and the public. These hazards and risks must be eliminated and reduced to an acceptable level.
This is known as Risk Assessment. The aim of Risk Assessment is to reduce the risk of injury and illness associated with work. The Risk Assessment(s) will form part of your Safety Statement.
The Three Steps
There are three steps to carrying out a Risk Assessment:
- Identify the hazards.
- Assess the risks.
- Put control measures in place.
We will carry out a detailed Risk Assessment on your business incorporating these 3 steps. Appropriate control and preventative measures are recommended and assistance is provided in implementation.
Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, the employer/self-employed and persons in control of places of work must prepare a Safety Statement.
A Safety Statement is a written action document for safeguarding the health and safety of those at work. It details how health and safety is managed in the workplace to avoid accidents occurring.
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.
We will collaborate with you to develop and create your site-specific Safety Statement, reflecting the outcomes from the Risk Assessment and the controls required to mitigate the risk from the hazards.
The Safety statement must be brought to the attention of the employees and any other persons who might be exposed. It must be in a form and manner and, if necessary, a language that can be understood by employees.