'If you think safety is expensive, try an accident'
Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Easyjet Founder
HeartSafety Solutions has a team of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) consultants who have experience in assisting a variety of workplaces with their Health and Safety requirements. Consultants are members of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) at various levels and committed to continuous professional development.
The Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 places various duties on the employer and their employees. Our aim is to assist you in compliance with your obligations, without you incurring the expense of hiring your own OHS professional.
Total Care Package
Designed especially for SMEs who don’t have their own Health and Safety advisor, our total Care Package will equip you to ensure your business is compliant with Health and Safety legislation. Our focus is on what’s best for you, your business and your budget. Our Total Care Package will result in a Safety Management System that is easy for you to understand and roll out to your employees.
The package includes:
- Performing a current status review of your business’ OHS status
- Carrying out, updating and continuous review of your company Risk Assessment
- Designing Site Specific Policies and Procedures
- Developing your workplace Safety Statement
- Pregnancy Risk Assessments
- Accident Investigations
- VDU/DSE/ Ergonomics Assessments
- Safety Audits and Inspections
Section 20 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 provides that every employer must have a written safety statement based on the hazards identified and the risk assessment under Section 19 and setting out how the safety, health and welfare of employees will be secured and managed. Using the information gathered in the risk assessment, we will assist you in developing your policies and compiling your safety statement. The Safety Statement will include:
- the hazards identified and the risks assessed,
- the protective and preventive measures taken
- the resources allocated to safety, health and welfare,
- the plans and procedures for dealing with emergencies in compliance with Sections 8 and 11,
- the duties of employees as regards safety, health and welfare at work,
- the names and job titles of persons assigned to perform tasks pursuant to the safety statement
Section 19 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 requires employers to identify the hazards at the place of work, assess the risks from those hazards and have a written risk assessment of those risks. Our experienced consultants will visit your workplace, consult with your staff and carry out a risk assessment on your behalf.
The process will result in a professional risk assessment document to be used by you and your staff in the management of your overall health and safety system.
Pregnancy Risk Assessment
The Pregnancy at Work Regulations (General Application Regs 2007) apply from the time an employee informs you that she is pregnant, has recently given birth or is breastfeeding and provides an appropriate medical certificate. On becoming aware that an employee is pregnant, you must assess the specific risks from the employment to that employee and take action to ensure that she is not exposed to anything that would damage her health or that of her developing child. We can assist you in carrying out this risk assessment by visiting your workplace, consulting with your employee and offering advice and guidance to you and the employee.
VDU/ DSE Assessments
(Visual Display Units/ Display Screen Equipment)
The Safety Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 require employers to evaluate health and safety at workstations with particular reference to eyesight, physical difficulties and mental stress. Appropriate steps must be taken to control any risks identified. The employer needs to carry out an analysis of individual workstations and a competent person with the necessary skills, training and experience must complete this analysis. Our consultants are competent and experienced in carrying our workstation assessments and will offer practical guidance and advice you to and your employee, to ensure a safe and productive workstation.
Talk to Sean
Consultant / Trainer
Sean joined the team in 2015 as Health & Safety consultant/ trainer, with many years’ experience in the industry. Sean is a member of IOSH and completed the HDip in Health & Safety from UCD. Sean is also a qualified First Aid Instructor, Heartsaver/ CFR Instructor and Manual Handling instructor. Sean is another keen runner who attends his local parkrun every Saturday morning. He plans to complete the Dublin City Marathon this year with Garreth.