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HSE Publishes Business Plan for 2018/19

BY Matthew Ramsey
Health & Safety

Highlights specific priorities with the focus on engagement and collaboration.

The plan identifies the following;

  • Sustain momentum on the Helping Great Britain work well strategy, focusing on the highest risk sectors and building on stakeholder engagement and commitments.
  • Deliver the next phase of the Health and Work programme, focusing on reducing levels of occupational lung disease, musclo-skeletal disorders and work-related stress. Revised guidance on assessment and management of work-related mental ill health is expected this year.
  • To establish a multi-year plan enabling proportionate management of health and safety within SMEs, with plans to tackle “blue tape issues” which create burdens when health and safety obligations are disproportionate or lead to ineffective risk control and ownership.
  • Continue to develop a shared research programme which improve health and safety performance.

The HSE will continue to have a significant role in supporting the government prepare for Brexit, including making technical changes to ensure retained EU law functions effectively upon exit and providing certainty for employers and employees.

A priority will be active engagement with the Grenfell enquiry with HSE stating it is ready to make any necessary changes in response to the findings. A shift in fire safety regulation and guidance is expected over the coming years.

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