Safety Statements

Revised Safety Statement Templates (2015/2016)

Update for UCC users:

Current Template Revisions are as of 2014/15 (Feb 2014 and Feb 2015)

Volume 1 of the Safety Statement Work manual (S and H models) were revised/updated in February 2014 (some 15 of 17 sections therein were revised. The University Safety Policy Section 3.0 was previously revised in 2012). 

Volume 3 (S model) has some revised sections as of February 2014. Volume 3 in both the H/ H-A and S models have a new work related travel RA as of January 2015 (updated Feb 2015). The Volume 3 model changes relate to RA for Chemical and Biological Agents and materials with IR-Reversible health effects and Work Related travel RA. (With particular focus on overseas travel, impact on people with medical conditions and advance authorisation)

In cases of revision, the year of revision is now included in the Word document title name (e.g. Doc XYX Year)

Note: Further upgrading of Volume 2 and 3 content is subject to resources and users should keep this section under review.

Health and Safety Office February 2016

Dept. Safety Statement Template - 3 models

There are three (3) template model types available: Humanities (H), Admin Offices only (H-A) or Applied Scientific and Service Depts. (S) -depending on the scale and type of School/departmental activities.

‌Model (S) is the most comprehensive in scope. Each model contains individual downloadable documents which school and department management must efficiently adapt and utilise to populate and keep their local safety statements and risk assessments up to date. 

The web preface to the S, H and H-A models contains a statement that clarifies that ‘Schools Departments must alter /reset the template dates and revision numbers to reflect their own document generation and revision history.’’ This is also reflected in the relevant word document dealing with revisions etc.


The content of Model (H), which is necessarily more limited in scope, is contained as standard content within Model (S).‌ Model (H-A) added in December 2015 is a subset of H and is focused toward ADMIN ONLY OFFICES 

Office Administration only departments may only need to use 70% of the H model. (Hence the reduced content H-A Model) -  In circumstances where they have firstly ascertained that their staff do not undertake work activities such as: 

Organising of events or conferences either on or off Campus; organising field work or walking tours; supervision of students; student placements; engagement of contractors to maintain equipment; use of vehicles for work, organising deliveries by large vehicles, use of noise generating equipment etc.

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