Top Free HSE Initiatives to Join in 2017


As 2017 is already well under way, your organisation should by now be considering strategies to help bolster its health and safety practices.

Whether you already have a list of planned objectives or if you are still constructing your list, here are four of the most beneficial free HSE initiatives that you should consider joining:

1. Clean Air? – Take Care! – This campaign is a collaboration between the British Safety Industry Federation and the HSE in order to reduce occupational respiratory disease, which contributes to an estimated 12,000 deaths each year. Free resources for the campaign include posters, leaflets and presentations. For more information, click here.

2. Health Risks at Work – This initiative is intended to help SMEs adequately manage the five key health risks at work, which include breathing; skin; muscles, bones and joints; hearing and touch; and well-being. Free resources include a DVD, rapid reference cards and brochures to help educate SMEs. For more information, click here.

3. The Health and Work strategy – The intent behind this programme is to increase awareness about occupational ill health—including stress and related mental health issues, musculoskeletal disorders and lung disease—which affected nearly 1.3 million workers last year. To participate in the programme’s strategies click here, and join the conversation on social media by using #HelpGBWorkWell.

4. Stress Summit 2017 – The HSE Stress Summit will take place 16th March in London and will provide a forum to discuss workplace stress along with strategies on how to address it. This event is not free—registration costs £425. To sign up, click here.

If you need specific risk management advice, then Bollington's in-house risk management team is on-hand to assist you in constructing the right programme to meet your needs. Our award-winning service goes above and beyond simple, generic health and safety advice - we look at the risks that are specific to your business to help you address them. This includes everything from Fire Risk Assessments to IOSH training, Health and Safety audits to planning and management, employment law, and much more besides. Call us today on 01625 348 030 for a no-obligation discussion of your requirements.