The identification of hazards and the assessment of risks is a legal requirement under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.
The risks to your organization 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 based on established Safety Statements.
These Safety Statements give a sound foundation to the management of risk. Whether a decision is made to adopt a formalized system or not it is advisable to work towards the recognized standard of for Occupational Health & Safety Management that is OHSAS 18001.
OHSAS 18001 is based on the principle of risk management and is modeled on the ISO series of international standards and 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 then the foundations are in place for such accreditation.
About Ohss & Safety Statements
OHSS was established in 2001 as an Occupational Health and Safety based consultancy with specialists in the area of general safety and Occupational hygiene.
OHSS auditors are some of the most experienced having worked in the past for the HSA and implemented Safety Statements for many of our clients. We provide a professional, client focused and dynamic approach to the audit process and bring their experience to your organization.
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OHSS will arrange and carry out an in-depth safety management audit of your company and will prepare, in consultation with you, Safety Statements to assist your organization comply with Health and Safety regulations and implement best practice procedures to ensure that you operate safely at all times.
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