Following the recent up-turn within the construction industry as a result of the latest government finance and overall improvement within the economy, the HSE has recently announced a new strategy which is to be rolled out across the UK, titled ‘Helping Great Britain Work Well’ and aims at “getting risk management right”.

Since first recorded by the HSE in 2004 / 05, results have improved with all statistics recording lower in 2014 / 15 for cases of ill health, fatal injuries, costs of ill health and injury and working days lost (illustrated on their new Helping Great Britain Work Well website  http://www.hse.gov.uk/strategy/)

Under the new initiative, the HSE fundamentally targets six key areas of Health & Safety in order to propel the UK into a better working environment by 2020.

The key six targeted areas for Helping Great Britain Work Well cover the following:

  • Promoting broader ownership of Health & Safety in Great Britain
  • Highlighting and tackling the costs of work-related ill health
  • Simplifying Risk Management and helping businesses to grow
  • Giving SME’s simple advice so that they know what they have to do
  • Anticipating and tackling new Health & Safety challenges
  • Promoting the benefits of Great Britain’s world-class Health & Safety system

If you are the proprietor of a construction company who employs tradesman and sub-contractors, adhering to existing legislation and the new Helping Great Britain Work Well initiative is a responsibility which is not to be taken lightly. Having construction insurance in place is paramount to running a successful organisation where Health & Safety is at the forefront of your working ethos. For further information on construction insurance and to review your compliance within the industry, please contact our experienced construction insurance team today.

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http://www.hse.gov.uk/strategy/