Home / Advice / is free online tool from the Health and Safety Authority that lets you generate your own workplace risk assessments and safety statement. 

The tool will guide you through the a simple four-step risk assessment process using plain English and easy-to-follow instructions. On completion you will have a workplace-specific safety statement that can be downloaded, edited, printed and actioned.

Using is the easiest, most effective way to prepare your own safety statement. As thousands of businesses have already discovered, will help you:

  • Improve safety
  • Save money
  • Save time
  • Reduce paperwork

Find out more about the platform by viewing slides from the ISME Roadshow in Galway from Olamide Taiwo at the HSA here.

Who can use covers hundreds of different business types across a range of sectors including retail, hospitality, manufacturing, services, construction and agribusiness.

Click on the images below to see the full range of business types covered.

Small Business   construction business   Agribusiness

How does work?

Completing your safety statement on is simple and straightforward. You will be guided through a four-step process, starting with searching for your business type and ending with printing off your safety statement.

BeSMART Ipad Free does all the hard work for you:

  • Simply register and select your business type
  • Work your way through a series of questions about the hazards in your workplace, answering ‘yes’, ‘no’ or ‘not applicable’
  • You then need to walk around your workplace, consult with your employees and make sure no hazards have been missed
  • When you have finished you can download, edit and print your safety statement

Find out more about the service from the HSA here. 


The Choose Safety Programme, is a free programme available to post-primary schools and colleges of Further Education. It introduces senior cycle students/students in further education to the principles of workplace safety and health.  So for employers, look out for the Choose Safety programme awards on CVs when hiring young workers! If you are hiring young workers who haven’t complete the programme, please recommend that they take a free health and safety course here.

The HSA website has detailed information about the Choose Safety Programme, discover more here.