The HSE is running a ‘Helping Great Britain work well’ campaign following the publication of health and safety statistics.
The figures are very encoring although we can do better.
Figures from HSE
New cases of ill health 545,000 516,000
Fatal injuries 223 142
Working days lost 35.2 million 27.3 million
Cost of new cases of ill health or injury £17.4 billion £14.3 billion (2013/14)
We can be proud of the trend but we still need to get it better and to enable this the HSE have identified 6 themes as part of the ‘Helping Great Britain’ campaign:
Acting together – Promoting broader ownership of health and safety in Great Britain
Tacking ill health – Highlighting and tackling the cost of work-related ill health
Managing risk well – Simplifying risk management and helping business to grow
Supporting small employers – Giving SMEs simple advice so that they know what they have to do
Keeping pace with change – Anticipating and tackling new health and safety challenges
Sharing our success – Promoting the benefits of Great Britain’s world-class health and safety system
If you would like to be part of the initiative please go to http://www.hse.gov.uk/strategy/index.htm#conversation and follow the HSE.