Safety Statement Training

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.

safety statement training

Learners are briefed on the duties of employer and employees and the legal requirement for consultation with employees through the appointment of safety representatives and safety committees.

Emergency planning is covered and participants are taken through a step by step approach to the risk assessment process which is relevant to their particular 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.

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Learning Outcomes

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

Course Content

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
  • Risk assessments
  • 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.

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