Health and Safety Documentation

statements and plans

statements and plans

What is a safety statement?

Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, the employer (including self-employed persons) and persons in control of places of work must prepare a safety statement.

A safety statement is a written action programme for safeguarding the health and safety of those at work. It details how health and safety is managed in the workplace. The safety statement is based on the principle that safety and health can be managed because most accidents and ill-health are foreseeable and can usually be prevented. The safety statement should be used to plan and control everything that is done in the workplace so that accidents do not occur.

By law, the safety statement must be based on the risk assessment of hazards in the workplace. The control measures and the resources necessary to reduce the risks to an acceptable level must be indicated.

Benefits of a workplace customised safety statement include:

  • Reduced costs
  • Reduced risks
  • Lower employee absence and turnover rates
  • Fewer accidents
  • Lessened threat of legal action
  • Improved standing among suppliers and partners
  • Better reputation for corporate responsibility among investors customers and communities
  • Increased productivity, because employees are healthier, happier and better motivated
  • Demonstrates good company risk management for insurance audits.

How can Tucil help?

At Tucil, we believe that safety statements and risk assessments are the foundation of a solid safety management system. The safety statement and risk assessments must be workplace specific and not generic therefore we will visit your place of work and conduct onsite risk assessments. On completion of the safety statement Tucil will visit the workplace and present findings to the management team allowing them to have a clear understanding of hazards and risks identified, the allocated risk rating and the content of the safety statement.

Please contact Tucil at our contact form or phone number.

The safety statement and risk assessment package includes :

  • Workplace visit(s)
  • Assessment of the working environment and ongoing processes
  • Drafting of the safety statement
  • Presentation of findings and documentation

Prices vary depending on number of employees and complexity of the work processes.

What is the construction health and safety plan?

The construction stage health and safety plan is the primary management document for health and safety on a construction site. It is a live and dynamic document that can be altered to suit the projects changing needs. The construction stage health and safety plan is developed from the pre-construction information that the Client and the Project Supervisor Design Process (PSDP) provide. The reason for having the plan is to ensure that the Project Supervisor Construction Stage (PSCS) has considered the multitude of potential hazards on the site and has implemented the appropriate measures to ensure high standards of safety and health.

Pre-construction information may include:

  • Preliminary Design Stage Health and Safety Plan from the PSDP
  • Existing health and safety file, including as-built drawings, etc.
  • Reports, e.g., refurbishment/demolition asbestos survey (RDAS).

How can TUCIL help?

The PSCS is required to prepare the construction health and safety plan (CHSP). Tucil can prepare this plan on your behalf.

The CHSP includes details of the principal parties in the project – the Client, the PSDP, the PSCS and may also include the project manager and significant sub-contractors.

Examples of information required for inclusion in the document will consist of:

  • Scope of works
  • Project dates
  • Safe working procedures
  • Permit to work system
  • Fire
  • Emergency procedures
  • Welfare and first aid arrangements
  • Traffic Management
  • The control of dust or noise

Please contact Tucil at our contact form or phone number.

The construction health and safety plan package includes:

  • Worksite visit(s)
  • Review of the design stage documents to include the preliminary safety and health plan
  • Drafting of the construction health and safety plan specific to the project and company objectives
  • Site specific risk assessments will be conducted and form part of the plan
  • Presentation of documentation to the PSCS.

Prices vary depending on associated risks of the project and project size/complexity.

What is a method statement?

A method statement is a document that sets out the way in which a potentially hazardous task should be carried out.

The method statement normally accompanies the risk assessment and is designed to ensure that all personnel associated with the task are aware of the planned process, potential hazards and controls involved.

Many large construction companies require a method statement from sub-contractors they engage. A client may also request a method statement from the main contractor or sub-contractors. Method statements don’t just suggest control measures; they detail exactly how to implement them.

How can Tucil help ?

Tucil has extensive experience in preparing site specific method statements. If you require Tucil method statement services, please contact Tucil at our contact form or phone number.

The method statement package is inclusive of:

  • Consultation with contractor
  • Assessment of work processes and equipment
  • Carry out a specific risk assessment
  • Drafting of the document
  • Issuing of method statement

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