HSE wants staff involvement in health and safety

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published a consultative document on how to encourage, improve and increase worker involvement in health and safety risk management.

The document suggests three ways to increase staff participation in managing health and safety: legislation; guidance and encouragement.

It has set out the current position and options to strengthen each of these pillars, including possible amendments to the law after consultation with employees.

“Workers know the most about the jobs they do, so they are often in the best position to develop safe and practical systems of work,” said Geoffrey Podger, HSE chief executive.

The consultation will run until 8 September.

www.hse.gov.uk/consult

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