- Free Online Risk Assessment and Safety Statement Tool for Small Business

The Health and Safety Authority welcomes you to, part of the Taking Care of Business initiative developed for small business. It is a freeeasy to use, online tool to assist you, as a smallBeSMART Ipad Free businesses owner/manager, in generating your own risk assessments and safety statement, in consultation with your employees, as required under health and safety law.

It's as simple as searching for your business type and following the step-by-step directions on the screen, helping you to identify the hazards in your workplace and aiding you in making your workplace safer. Click on the link below to go to Hover

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Currently there are 3 sectors covered in, please click on the link to view the available business types in each sector

Generate a Free Site-Specific Safety Statement including Risk Assessments

Site Specific Safety Statement

Part A of the Safety Statement includes your policy document, safety arrangements and site-specific information which will help in managing day-to-day safety requirements on site. The following is a sample of the templates available in the Safety Statement;

  • Registers e.g. Induction, PPE, Training
  • Accident Investigation Forms

Part B of the Safety Statement will include your completed risk assessments which you will develop using

On completion of the risk assessment section, users will then be able to download their Safety Statement in either RTF (Rich Text Format) or PDF. We recommend using the RTF option as you can edit this version

A sample Safety Statement (PDF) is available to view by clicking on the link below. Sample SS Graphic

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BeSMART is in my opinion the best offering ever from the HSA for Small and Medium Enterprise owner/managers.” Mark Fielding, Chief Executive, ISME

I wish to compliment the HSA for providing such a useful tool for small businesses. Well done, we need more of this practical common sense approach from other agencies.” Aiden Corcoran, ISPCA is the best tool that I know of, to assist you and your team in developing your own Statement or revising your existing Safety Statement.” Dr. Barry Harrington, Dentist

One of the key projects that is contributing to the reduction of administrative burden is, developed by the HSA.” Don O’Connor Business Regulation Unit, Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

IBEC welcomes the development of BeSMART, as a major step forward in proactive workplace health and safety management, it is a pragmatic and helpful e-tool.” Marian Byron, IBEC

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