This course, which can be delivered in-house, has been designed to provide managers, and those responsible for health and safety, with the knowledge and skills to review and update the company safety statement. It is a legal requirement under the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 to identify workplace hazards, carry out risk assessments and prepare a safety statement.
The safety statement outlines the company’s commitment to its legal responsibilities and specifies how the safety and health of all employees will be managed and secured.
The course guides participants through the content of the safety statement including the identification of responsible persons, hazard identification and risk assessment and the implementation of protective and preventive measures to ensure the wellbeing of employees, and others, in the workplace.
This course is highly interactive and provides participants with the opportunity to seek advice on the content of their safety statement and to receive guidance on complying with their legal obligations.
At the end of the course participants will be able to:
List the benefits of health and safety procedures in the workplace
Identify the health and safety legislation relevant to safety statements
Outline the content of a safety statement
Describe the content of a health and safety policy
Recognise safe working procedures in the workplace
Outline the risk assessment process
Describe methods of controlling workplace hazards
Recognise when a safety statement needs to be reviewed and updated
Unit 1: Introduction to Health and Safety
What is health and safety?
Benefits of health and safety
Workplace injuries and fatalities
Reasons to manage health and safety
Consequences of poor health and safety
Unit 2: Health and Safety Legislation
Current workplace legislation
Responsibilities of the employer
Responsibilities of the employee
Legal requirement for safety statement
Unit 3: Content of the Safety Statement
Health and safety policy
Safe working procedures
Update and review of the safety statement
Unit 4: Risk Assessment Process
What is a hazard?
What is risk?
Common workplace hazards
Risk assessment process
Risk assessment matrix
Reducing the risk
Hierarchy of control
Review and update
Unit 5: Practical Application
Risk assessment template
Specific work hazards
Practical session on completion of risk assessments
Who is the course intended for?
The course is suitable for managers, supervisors, the self-employed and those responsible for health and safety within the workplace.
It is beneficial to those who are new to health and safety as well as participants who have previous experience and wish to upskill to ensure legal compliance.
Benefits of Safety Statement Training
This course will assist management in meeting their legal responsibilities under the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. It is suitable for managers, supervisors, the self-employed, and those responsible for health and safety, who wish to acquire the skills and knowledge to prepare, update and review their safety statement.
The course is also suitable for those who wish to upskill and build on their existing knowledge. The training course is relevant to all industries and workplace environments and our in-house training course can be tailored to suit individual workplaces. This is beneficial in that it can provide site-specific guidance to participants in areas which may be of particular concern.
Completion of the training will equip attendees with a renewed confidence when addressing health and safety issues in their own work environment.