The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is urging people and organisations to engage with it on six themes, to build a five-year strategy to help the nations and regions of Great Britain work well.
HSE Chair Judith Hackitt said: “We can be proud of the country’s record on work-related safety and health – it’s one of the best in the world. Making it even better is the challenge, so that we can all continue to help Great Britain work well. Getting risk management right is an enabler for productivity, innovation and growth, and is integral to business success as well as the wellbeing of workers.
“We’re starting a conversation with a wide range of influencers – including employers, workers, local and central government, unions, other regulators and key representative groups – because it’s important that this is a strategy for all, shaped by all.”
The six themes for the strategy will focus on promoting broader ownership of workplace health and safety, highlighting and tackling the burden of work-related ill-health, supporting small firms, enabling productivity through proportionate risk management, anticipating and tackling the challenges of new technology and ways of working and sharing the benefits or Great Britain’s approach.
More details on how people can join in are available on the HSE website. Plans include events across Great Britain, digital discussion groups and a campaign hashtag: #HelpGBWorkWell which is being widely used across Twitter. There is a campaign pack you can download, which includes a banner you can put onto your Twitter profile picture and a printable poster you can use to take a 'selfie' (like us) and share to Twitter to show your support!
At QSC safety, supporting organisations in Great Britain to work well is at our core. We'll be making an active contribution to the HSE strategy debate to help shape the future of the industry.