The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) state leaders, at all levels, need to understand the range of health and safety risks in their part of the organisation and to give proportionate attention to each of them. This applies to the level of detail and effort put into assessing the risks, implementing controls, supervising and monitoring.
What is your organisation doing to manage health & safety?
Leading for health and safety
- Is there leadership from the top of your organisation? Is it visible?
- What example do you set? Do you talk about health and safety? When did you last do this?
- What are your significant risks and how do you know they are being controlled?
- Are the health and safety implications of your business decisions recognised and addressed?
- Is there evidence that the board or leader of your organisation is responsive to the health and safety information that is reported?
- How is health and safety included in the processes or management arrangements you have for running the business?
- Are the health and safety responsibilities of key people set out, for example:
- Who is the champion/focus at the board?
- Who sets policy and standards?
- Who monitors performance?
- Are these responsibilities reflected in their job descriptions?
- How do you ensure access to competent advice?
- How do you ensure health and safety information is communicated effectively within and beyond your organisation?
- How do you control your contractors?
- How do you review your health and safety performance?
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