A Health & Safety Policy is a legal requirement in Ireland under Section 20 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. It states: “Every employer shall prepare, or cause to be prepared, a written statement (to be known and referred to in this Act as a ‘safety statement’), based on the identification of the hazards and the risk assessment carried out under section 19, specifying the manner in which the safety, health and welfare at work of his or her employees shall be secured and managed.”