In accordance with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, it is the policy of Kerry Education and Training Board (ETB) that all reasonable and practicable steps are taken to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff, students and learners. Kerry ETB considers the safety, health and welfare at work of all staff, students and learners a high priority.
Kerry ETB recognises its legal responsibilities in ensuring a planned, managed and controlled place of work for its staff and students and meets this statutory requirement through the provision of an overall Corporate Safety Statement, and individual safety statements for each centre under the control of Kerry ETB. The Corporate Safety Statement identifies the health and safety procedures, controls and responsible persons within Kerry ETB. This document sets out the pro-active safety management system, management responsibilities and resources provided. It also deals with consultation on safety issues. It is the overall management document describing Kerry ETB’s safety management system.
This safety statement will be used on an on-going basis by management in order to achieve our overall objective, to improve safety awareness and reduce accidents and ill health within the organisation.