HSE Working Well Strategy for 2017

January 9, 2017   //   No Comments

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has formed a Working Well Strategy which sets out the priority themes for the next five years. The HSE’s role will be as an enabler, supporting businesses, particularly small and medium enterprises (SMEs), by providing simple, accessible and relevant advice and challenging so-called ‘experts’ who over-prescribe and over-interpret requirements.

To provide a focus for this important work, HSE has set out six strategic themes that will bring a renewed emphasis on improving health in the workplace, as well as building on the highly successful track record on safety:

  • There needs to be broader ownership of health and safety
  • It is important to highlight and tackle the costs of work-related ill health
  • Wider recognition is needed of the business benefits that come with proportionate approaches to risk
  • Too many SMEs are still unaware that straightforward advice and simple guidance is available that can help them manage their health and safety responsibilities
  • We all need to horizon scan and ‘design-in’ effective risk management of new or emerging technologies and business models
  • There are benefits for Great Britain and British industries by promoting our health and safety approach around the world