Audit / Statement

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005,  set out how prevention of ill-health and accidents in all places of work for all workers is to be achieved.

The law sets out:

  • The full scope of workplace safety
  • The organisation and systems necessary to achieve it
  • The responsibilities and roles of employers, the self-employed and employees
  • The enforcement procedure where the laws are not followed

Employers therefore, are required to Audit the workplace and document a Safety Statement , identifying the hazards and risks and the measures taken to protect their employees.

Completing a Workplace Assessment (safety audit) and drawing up a Safety Statement is the first step in any risk management programme.

Scope of Work

Carry out an in-depth Internal Assessment of the organisation in accordance with current legislation.

Present any recommendations for implementation and draw up a Safety Statement.

Nature of the Safety Audit

The audit involves the examination of all facilities, stores and office areas to:

  • Identify hazardous areas and practices
  • Evaluate the risks associated with each hazard
  • Identify control measures
  • Identify the requirement for protective clothing and/or equipment
  • Review the procedures for reporting accidents

List the changes required, to complement the Safety Statement

Document the Safety Statement or update the existing Statement

Requirements

The Safety Audit requires close liaison with the Safety Officer and/or the Manager plus the co-operation of key personnel in each area.

Safety Statement

The Safety Statement will be presented to the company in hard copy and disk format so that it can be updated as required.

Duration

Safety Audit (Workplace assessment) - 1 to 2 days, on-site.

Safety Statement Preparation - 1 to 3 days, off-site

Total number of days - 2 to 4 days approx.

NOTE: Duration is determined by the nature, size and complexity of the organisation