The HSE Strategy (The Health and Safety of Great Britain - Be Part of the Solution) provides the overall strategic framework for maintaining and improving Great Britain's health and safety performance. It explains that to achieve this all stakeholders - be they employers, manufacturers, suppliers, workers, third-party organisations, HSE or local authorities - have to understand their role and discharge their responsibilities.
HSE provides strategic direction and leads the health and safety system as a whole. In addition to inspection, investigation and enforcement, key proactive activities include:
Within the framework of the HSE Strategy, individual sector strategies have been developed, with stakeholder involvement, to guide HSE's proactive work. The choice of intervention strategy for any particular sector is a combination of a number of factors. These include the actual level of risk as well as the effectiveness and efficiency of different types of intervention, the industry's injury and ill-health record, and its structure and commitment to occupational safety and health, such as through industry-led groups. The Logistics Sector Strategy sets out a series of aims grouped under the goals of the HSE Strategy which, if met would address ‘what’ needs to be done to improve its health and safety performance.
The Logistics Sector Strategy is steered by the Logistics Strategy Forum.