There is considerable evidence, borne out by companies’ practical experiences, that effective safety and health management in the workplace contributes to business success.
Accidents and ill-health inflict significant costs, often hidden and underestimated.
Carrying out a risk assessment, preparing a safety statement and implementing what you have written down are not only central to any safety and health management system, they are required by law.
Health and Safety Authority inspectors visiting workplaces will want to know how employers are managing safety and health. If they investigate an accident, they will scrutinise the risk assessment and safety statement, and the procedures and work practices in use.
Make sure that these stand up to examination.
Moral and ethical reasons The process of carrying out a risk assessment, preparing a safety statement and implementing what you have written down will help employers prevent injuries and ill-health at work.
Employers are ethically bound to do all they can to ensure that your employees do not suffer illness, a serious accident or death.