The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has published its business plan for 2016/17 which outlines their objectives for the coming year, and what they aim to deliver.

The HSE are committed to:

  • leading and engaging those who undertake or influencing health and safety. Through guidance, raising awareness and leadership we will seek to change behaviour;
  • ensuring the regulatory framework remains effective and that we are delivering the government’s regulatory reform agenda and Business Improvement Target;
  • securing effective risk management and control through a variety of interventions with businesses. This includes permissioning and licensing activities, inspections, investigations of incidents and concerns raised by workers and others. It also means holding to account those who fail to meet their obligations to protect people from harm; and
  • reducing the likelihood of low-frequency, high-impact catastrophic incidents and the potential for extensive harm to workers and the public.

The HSE priorities for 2016/17 include work-related ill-health, communications with SMEs affected by REACH, refreshing and publishing its sector strategies and identifying and actively engaging with significant initiatives linking to the themes of ‘Helping Great Britain work well’ that are led by others.

The full business plan can be found here: HSE Business Plan 2016/17.