Following an engagement programme and discussions about the new strategy for Great Britain’s occupational health and safety system, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) have published their new health and safety system strategy ‘Help Great Britain work well’.

The Helping Great Britain work well strategy sets out the priority themes to focus on over the next five years. However, the HSE states that this will not be at the expense of what is already done well, but the areas identified are those on which all will need to focus their efforts collectively to make the greatest improvement.

To provide a focus for this important work, HSE has set out six strategic themes that will bring a renewed emphasis on improving health in the workplace, as well as building on the highly successful track record on safety.

The six strategic themes

Acting together: Promoting broader ownership of health and safety in Great Britain

Tackling ill health: Highlighting and tackling the costs of work-related ill health

Managing risk well: Simplifying risk management and helping business to grow

Supporting small employers: Giving SMEs simple advice so they know what they have to do

Keeping pace with change: Anticipating and tackling new health and safety challenges

Sharing our success: Promoting the benefits of Great Britain’s world-class health and safety system

More information on the strategy can be found here.