The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a new strategy, applicable between 2016 to 2020.
As Dame Judith Hackitt explained in a recent blog, this is a strategy for the system, not for HSE alone.
We need to act together to gain much broader ownership and commitment and that means we need to talk, share ideas and find the courage to take some new directions.
The strategy covers six themes:
Acting Together — promoting broader ownership of workplace safety and health
Tackling ill Health — highlighting and tackling the burden of work-related ill health
Managing Risk Well — enabling productivity through proportionate risk management
Supporting Small Employers— giving SMEs simple advice so that they know what they have to do
Keeping Pace with Change — anticipating and tackling the challenge of new technology and ways of working
Sharing Our Success — promoting the benefits of Great Britain’s world-class health and safety system
Some questions to ask yourself
Business leaders, employees, OSH advisors, HR professionals and regulators all have key roles to play in improving the UK’s safety and health system over the next 5 years.
- Does your personal contribution to health and safety really help others or hinder?
- Is ownership and responsibility for health and safety in the right place in your organisation?
- Is it on the right things?
- What could you personally do differently in 2016 that will really help HSE to create an even better health and safety system in GB?
- Are you prepared to make a resolution to do something different in 2016?
If you are interested, join the conversation on social media #HelpGBWorkWell, or for more information follow the link to the HSE’s strategy pages.