# Be part of the solution \\ HSEs strategy for health and safety in Great Britain Name Non Executive Board Member / Director… Health and Safety Executive.

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Be part of the solution \\ HSEs strategy for health and safety in Great Britain Name Non Executive Board Member / Director… Health and Safety Executive

A new health and safety strategy for Great Britain Our mission: \\ The prevention of death, injury and ill health to those at work and those affected by work activities

Why A New Strategy? In 2007/08 \\ 2.1 million self-reported cases of ill health \\ 563,000 new cases of ill health \\ 2,056 mesothelioma deaths \\ 229 workers killed \\ 136,771 non-fatal injuries to employees reported \\ 299,000 self-reported injuries \\ 34 million working days lost

Our Ten Goals \\ To investigate work related accidents and ill health and take enforcement action to prevent harm and secure justice when appropriate. \\ To encourage strong leadership in championing the importance of, and a common sense approach to, health and safety in the workplace. \\ To motivate focus on the core aims of health and safety and, by doing so, to help risk makers and managers distinguish between real health and safety issues and trivial or ill-informed criticism.

Our Ten Goals \\ To encourage an increase in competence, which will enable greater ownership and profiling of risk, thereby promoting sensible and proportionate risk management. \\ To reinforce the promotion of worker involvement and consultation in health and safety matters throughout unionised and non-unionised workplaces of all sizes.

Our Ten Goals \\ To specifically target key health issues and to identify and work with those bodies best placed to bring about a reduction in the incidence rate and number of cases of work related ill health. \\ To set priorities and, within those priorities, to identify which activities, their length and scale, deliver a significant reduction in the rate and number of deaths and accidents. \\ To adapt and customise approaches to help the increasing numbers of SMEs in different sectors comply with their health and safety obligations.

Our Ten Goals \\ To reduce the likelihood of low frequency, high impact catastrophic incidents while ensuring that Great Britain maintains its capabilities in those industries strategically important to the countrys economy and social infrastructure. \\ To take account of wider issues that impact on health and safety as part of the continuing drive to improve Great Britains health and safety performance.

Turning words into action together \\ Consultation \\ More than 700 people involved in workshops and over 200 written responses \\ Strategy launched on 3 rd June 2009 \\ Planning for delivery

Leadership and worker involvement \\ More support to small and medium sized enterprises \\ Joint training for managers and employees \\ Confidence to identify solutions together – making best use of everyones knowledge \\ Facilitate better management of health and safety \\ Effective safety representative systems

The pivotal role of managers and health and safety professionals \\ Facilitators, advisers and champions not just managers \\ Ability to influence up as well as down \\ Help others to think – dont do it for them \\ Decide what is not important or applicable \\ Focus on what is important

Developing real competence \\ Greater credibility and belief in health and safety \\ Motivating people to act \\ Delivering real business benefits as well as health and safety improvement \\ BUT it takes courage and leadership

Sensible health and safety what can we do? \\ Be more consistent and proportionate \\ Ensure that we are enablers \\ Apply our knowledge appropriately \\ Recognise the business needs and pressures (especially in the current economic climate) \\ And maintain standards of health and safety

Working with others \\ Cross-government Health Work and Wellbeing initiative \\ T rades Unions \\ Employer groups \\ Small and medium sized enterprises \\ Health and safety organisations

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