RR197 - HSC strategy to 2010 and beyond - consultations with hard to reach groups
This project was designed to ensure that employers with less
than 50 employees and non-unionised employees contributed to the
development of the HSC's strategy "A Strategy for
Workplace Health and Safety in Great Britain to 2010 and
Beyond". Health and safety at work was not top priority but it
was said to be important. The main driver for health and safety
measures was a sense of responsibility towards employees, although
there was also a fear of falling foul of HSE. The main barriers to
employers taking action were staff compliance, cost and time.
Communication between HSE, employers and employees was seen as
central to the new strategy. Communication should take three forms:
information; advice; and enforcement. One organisation was
preferred as the source of information and advice to ensure,
clarity, consistency and accuracy of information and advice.
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