HEALTH & SAFTY

Safety Statements:

Safety statements service to your business

The Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 requires all companies to have a Safety Statement (Safety Management System) in compliance with Section 20. The foundation of the Safety Statement lies in the identification of hazards and the assessment of risk associated with the company's activities IRE can develop Safety Statements for your business in compliance with this Act and improve your
safety performance.

The risks to your organisation from failing to manage workplace health and safety are significant at a time when workplace injuries are high and legislative requirements mounting. In many instances, such failures arise from lack of knowledge and systems to manage health and safety rather than deliberate actions on behalf of managers or directors.
The most effective way to manage health and safety risks is to implement an Occupational Health & Safety Management system. These systems give a sound foundation to the management of risk. Whether a decision is made to adopt a formalised system or not it is advisable to work towards the recognised standard of for Occupational Health & Safety Management that is OHSAS 18001.OHSAS 18001 is based on the principle of risk management and is modelled on the ISO series of international standards. It can be easily integrated with other risk management systems. The advantage of working to this standard is that if in the future, it is decided to seek accreditation to ISO 18001, and then the foundations are in place for such accreditation.

Preparation of safety statements

A safety statement is a company documented programme for ensuring the safety, health and welfare of Employees while at work. Safety statements are required by law for all organisations and self-employed under the safety, health and welfare at work act 2005. The HSA has the right of publishing any names and addresses of those subjected to a prohibition notice with a high court order or a penalty following a court conviction.
Through consultation at the workplace, IRE offers this service to produce a rigorous company specific Safety statement that includes policies specific to that organisation/self-employed person.

Fulfilling your legal obligation

Every business is required under Irish law to hold a company specific safety statement. This documents the safe working practices and policies of a business. At IRE we can fulfil your legal obligations to possess a Safety statement. We carry out full risk assessments on workplaces using a numerical (quantitative) methodology and compile your comprehensive safety statement based on this information/ every safety statement that we compile is unique as it is specific to a particular business as is required by law.

Value for your investment

For this service, we operate a sliding scale of charge and we would need further details/information on the size and activities of your business to quote and exact price. The cost includes: An initial consultation session including risk assessments with safety consultant Preparation of a fully legally complaint safety statement Delivery with further advice and consultation

Safety statement updates

The enactment of the safety health and welfare at work act 2005 resulted in the requirement that all previous safety statements be amended or updated in accordance with this new piece of legislation. If we have compiled your safety statement, we will have all your information stored electronically at our office, therefore an update is only a phone call away.
If you have a safety statement and are unsure as to whether it is current or fulfils your legal obligations just contact us.

Safety Management Systems

Developing Your Safety Management System

IRE work with you to put in place systems which allow you to implement the requirements of the Safety, Health and Welfare at
Work Act 2005.
This Safety Management System is designed to suit your particular industry and need, and enable you to demonstrate that you are managing any risk associated with your work activities. Our leading clients have found this approach an excellent mechanism in the ongoing process of reducing risks to employees. An integral benefit of this approach is the development of staff expertise in the client company as well as the fulfilment of your legal obligations. Please Call 021 4670600 for further details of our services or email us with your enquiry.The Health and Safety Management System Specification.
Many of our clients require us to design and implement a system of safety management. An example of such a system is OHSAS 18001. This is a health and safety management system specification, which can be accredited by external bodies once implemented in the workplace.This system is developed by working with clients to improve the management and implementation of health and safety arrangements in the organisation and is based on risk assessment.

Safety Representative Course

Safety Representatives play an important role in any organisation/company. The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 state that employees are entitled to select at least one individual as a Safety Representative when the number of employees exceeds 20. Safety Representatives are the designated individual who will make representation to management with regard to Health and Safety in the workplace.
The Safety Representative Course is a three-day programme designed to outline the role and function of the Safety Representative and conforms to the guidance set out by the Health and Safety Authority and provides a comprehensive foundation to
Health and Safety.

Who Should Attend

  • Safety Representatives
  • Supervisors/Managers

Course Programme

  • Safety Culture in the workplace
  • Health and Safety Legislation
  • Implications of Health and Safety Legislation on both employer and employee
  • Role of Safety Representative/Safety Officer & Safety Team
  • Safety Statement/Risk Assessments/Safe Working Procedures
  • Hazard Identification
  • Accident/Incident Reporting and Prevention
  • Safety Audits etc

Course Manual

This course comes with a comprehensive manual, which proves an excellent source of reference after completion of course. Templates of Risk Assessments and checklists are provided during the course.

Training Methodology

Classroom-based course, which is highly interactive and uses practical exercises and simulated case studies to reinforce understanding and learning.

Duration: 3 Days
Participants: 12 max