Workers and employers invited to HSE roadshows
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recently commenced a series of roadshows, inviting key stakeholders, workers and employers to have a say on the future of health and safety in the UK.
Organisations and business leaders recently congregated in Cardiff to discuss the proposed strategy for health and safety in the work place. Leading figures and organisations present at the Cardiff road show included Carillion PLC, Arriva Trains and Laing O'Rourke. Ideas were requested to contribute to the future strategy.
According to HSE, although Britain is one of the safest places to work in the world, Wales experiences 27,000 new reports each year of illness exacerbated by a person's job. Prior to the road shows commencing, HSE produced a report that outlined six themes the five-year strategy would cover. A range of organisations are being consulted for their views, including unions, employers, and local government. A social media campaign has been launched, inviting people for their views and ideas.
Isobel Garner, a board member of HSE, stated that Great Britain holds one of the best work-related safety records in the world. However, she added that the organisation wanted everyone in the UK to contribute to the further development of the health and safety in the workplace. Many employers already contribute to health and safety with the provision of safety workwear and PPE for employees where required. Compliance with health and safety regulations is crucial to maintain the safety and wellbeing of workers in the UK.