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Category: Involving workers

Engage for success: making the most of Safe Deal – webinar, 18 February 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Active engagement with the workforce is one of the signs of a mature safety culture; but have you ever wondered how to get everyone else in your organisation to ‘walk the talk’ and have constructive conversations with your workforce? For answers join our online webinar on Thursday 18 February at 13:00.

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HSG263 – Involving your workforce in health and safety: Guidance for all workplaces

Friday, December 18, 2015

This guide is mainly aimed at medium to large employers. It will help them in their legal duty to consult and involve their employees on health and safety matters. This version has been updated to clarify examples of how to comply with the Regulations and to update links and references to other guidance.

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RR1067 – Case studies to demonstrate the practical application of the Leadership and Worker Involvement Toolkit (LWIT)

Thursday, October 1, 2015

This research explored the use of the toolkit by five construction small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to gain an understanding of how it is applied in practice. The findings from this research provide insights for HSE and industry on how to encourage construction SMEs to improve leadership and worker involvement in health and safety.

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Free-to-download Safety Wizard app

Friday, February 20, 2015

A developer has launched a free-to-download health and safety app to help small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) manage common workplace risks. The ‘SME Safety Wizard app’ is structured around HSE’s Toolbox guidance.

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RR1031 – An exploration of the current effectiveness of worker engagement practices in the quarry industry

Thursday, February 12, 2015

This research was commissioned by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to explore the current effectiveness of workforce engagement within the quarry industry, to help inform future HSE and the Quarries National Joint Advisory Committee (QNJAC) actions.

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HSE51 – Regulation of health and safety at work

Thursday, August 7, 2014

HSE has published a document that explains the main features of the regulatory approach taken by HSE and local authorities to improve standards in health and safety performance. The document will be of interest to businesses regulated by HSE and local authorities, as well as others working in health and safety.

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Singapore Workplace Safety and Health Conference 2014 – 7 & 8 May 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

This biennial event serves as a platform for leading practitioners and businesses to share new Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) developments and exchange ideas and experiences on how addressing WSH, contributes to employee engagement, satisfaction and productivity and business success. Suntec, Singapore, 7 – 8 May 2014.

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L24 – Workplace health, safety and welfare: ACOP and guidance (revised)

Monday, November 18, 2013

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 cover a wide range of basic health, safety and welfare issues and apply to most workplaces (except those involving construction, those on a ship, or those below ground at a mine). This revised publication includes the Regulations in full, the Approved Code of Practice and guidance.

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Revised guidance to protect the health, safety and welfare of workers

Monday, November 18, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published new help for employers on how to protect the health, safety and welfare of their workers.

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OIAC Workforce Involvement Group

Friday, August 30, 2013

The agenda for the Offshore Industry Advisory Committee’s Workforce Involvement Group (WIG) meeting on 5 September 2013 is now available.

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Managing for health and safety

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

HSE has launched new online guidance to help make it easier for larger organisations and businesses to understand how to manage health and safety. Managing for health and safety replaces Successful health and safety management (known to many as HSG65) refreshing and enhancing the existing content.

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Public consultation – Workplace health, safety and welfare

Monday, July 22, 2013

Last chance to have your say on revised Approved Code of Practice L24 – ends 30 July.

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RR964 – Evaluation of the HSE worker involvement training courses: Final report

Thursday, May 30, 2013

This report presents the main findings of the Institute of Employment Studies’ evaluation of the Health and Safety Executive’s ‘Do Your Bit’ training for new health and safety representatives and for more established representatives and their managers, aimed at increasing the effectiveness of worker involvement in health and safety in organisations.

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Consultation opens on new version of Workplace Regulations ACOP

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

This consultative document invites views on the revised Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L24 – “Workplace health, safety and welfare”. The consultation aims to establish if the changes make it easier for employers to understand and meet their legal obligations. The consultation began on 7 May and will close on 30 July.

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Health surveillance guidance for employers

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published new guidelines on health surveillance, which may be needed if there is a risk that workers could be exposed to chemicals or other hazardous substances likely to harm their health.

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Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – Leadership on the front line

Friday, December 14, 2012

HSE Chair discusses the importance of leadership in health and safety

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Workforce Involvement Group (WIG)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The agenda for the Offshore Industry Advisory Committee’s Workforce Involvement Group (WIG) meeting on 29 November 2012 is now available.

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Last chance to enter the European Good Practice Awards

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The European Good Practice Awards close to UK entrants on 3 October 2012. Don’t miss this opportunity if you have a good example of managers and workers collaborating to improve workplace health and safety. To find out more about the awards process, visit European Campaign – Working together for risk prevention – Good Practice awards.

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Worker Involvement – ‘Do your bit’ training materials

Monday, September 17, 2012

Following the successful delivery of HSE’s ‘Safe and sound at work – do your bit’ training initiative, HSE has made the training materials available for download via the HSE website. The materials are aimed at training professionals and any employers who have the necessary resources/knowledge and training expertise to deliver the training ‘in-house’.

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Workforce Involvement Group (WIG) Podcast: Personal Responsibility for Safety – A Safety Rep’s Perspective

Friday, August 17, 2012

Bob Scott, Marathon Oil/BIS Salamis & Oil & Gas UK Safety Rep of the Year, gives his thoughts on the subject of Personal Responsibility for Safety (PRfS) from a safety rep’s perspective.

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