A strategy for workplace health and safety in Great Britain to 2010 and beyond
The strategy is designed to promote our vision: to see health and safety as a cornerstone of a civilised society and, with that, to achieve a record of workplace health and safety that leads the world.
Drawing on the last 30 years experience and extensive consultations with
a wide range of
stakeholders, the strategy sets out a new direction for the health and safety
system and the roles of HSC, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and Local
Britain’s record is already commendable, with fatal accidents reduced
by over two thirds since the introduction of the landmark Health and Safety
at Work etc. Act in 1974, but more needs to be done. 40 million working days
were lost to occupational injury and ill health in 2001/02: 33 million days
were attributed to ill health. Implementing the strategy should further energise
Britain’s approach to improving workplace health and safety for the
The strategy was informed by extensive consultation with a wide range of
stakeholders as well as a new literature review of published evidence. In
the interests of openness, we are making these reports open to all.
- Year 2 report on the Strategy
From a position 3 years ago of genuine uncertainty about achieving the Revitalising mid-point targets, we are now at a point where we can feel more confident after realising 2 of the targets. The Strategy is beginning to deliver results and remains an integral component of how we go about our work.
- Sensible health and safety at work - The regulatory methods used in Great Britain
This is an account of the approach of the Health & Safety Commission to meet its commitment in the Strategy for Workplace Health and Safety in Great Britain to 2010 and Beyond to develop a clear evidence-based intervention strategy that will help regulators focus on their core business and make the right interventions where they are best placed to reduce workplace injury and ill health.