The WISH Forum pledged their support to the following Strategic Objectives (January 2009 – December 2013).
Reduce the overall RIDDOR reported accident rate by 10% year on year (2005/6 baseline) by December 2013.
WISH will produce a standard format for measuring the number of working days lost due to occupational health and safety incidents. This will be used to analyse/ sample performance to promote engagement at company/ organisation level.
WISH will establish and task a working group to identify metrics and agree a strategy to reduce the number of working days lost within 24 months.
Gain widespread adoption of safety management systems such as those consistent with HSG 65 principles or compliant with OHSAS 18001. Publication of a simple online self assessment checklist could be used to help organisations identify whether they are meet these standards and provide information to help monitor progress with this objective. Large organisations may choose to benchmark themselves on the CHASPI index.
Improve attitudes within the workforce to health and safety. Develop and promote a climate survey tool that enables small and medium size organisations to measure the attitudes to health and safety within their workforce and identify areas where improvements can be made.
Increase the level of competence within the industry, in line with the WISH "Commitment to competence" statement.
WISH will establish and task a working group to identify metrics for measuring progress with the Commitment to competence and agree a competence strategy within 24 months.