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Aims and objectives

The aim of horizon scanning and futures

To systematically anticipate, identify and prepare for new or changing risks in the workplace and to consider the implications that new and emerging issues will have on the distribution of resources, existing priorities and delivery for work related health and safety.

To help both HSE and the whole health and safety system be better prepared to meet the future, take advantage of opportunities and minimise threats.

The aim of this website

The horizon scanning and futures site has been created to:

Objectives of horizon scanning and futures

Scope of horizon scanning and futures

Horizon scanning should identify developments in:

that could significantly affect workplace health and safety in the UK.

Updated 2014-07-01