It can be a chore if you’re a business owner or manager but don’t put your Safety Statement on the long finger. It is a legal requirement that all organisations must have a written, site-specific, up to date Safety Statement. This document sets out how the company manages its health and safety and duty of care for its employees and clients.

SafeHands Health & Safety Solutions has been providing onsite Safety Statements, including site-specific Risk Assessments, to all types of businesses all over Ireland for over 20 years, so we know how important it is for you to have a prompt and reliable service that takes the pain out of fulfilling your health and safety responsibilities to your employees and customers.

As we get a lot of enquiries from business owners and managers with concerns about their Safety Statement, we thought it might be helpful to address some of these issues…

Why do I need a Safety Statement?

To comply with the law.

To protect your employees and clients.

To protect your company against insurance claims for negligence.

Your insurance company may/should request that you have one in place.

It is your moral responsibility.

Is a Safety Statement expensive?

Relative to the cost of a claim the cost for a safety statement is not expensive. However, it could end up being extremely expensive for you and your business if you don’t have a Safety Statement in place.

Some of the consequences of not having a Safety Statement in place are:

Injury to employees or customers.

Insurance claims from employees or customers.

Loss of business through negative publicity.

Risk of criminal prosecution leading to a large fine or imprisonment.

If you have any other questions about your Safety Statement or are looking to update or put one in place, please contact us on T: 01-7979836, M: 0873823223, or email us at Or you can also visit our website for more information and be in SafeHands.