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An overview of the Health and Safety Executive

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) works along side the local government to support the Health and Safety Commission (HSC) in their aim to regulate health and safety in Great Britain.

Specifically, the HSE aids the HSC in making sure that risks to people’s health and safety from work activities are properly controlled while ensuring that the incidence rates for accidents at work are minimised. Read more about accident at work incidence rates.

Experts across a range of fields from lawyers and medical professionals to engineers and administrators are united in this goal.

Strategies
The HSC and the HSE have the following strategies in place:

Revitalising health and safety (RHS)
This 10-year plan was launched by the government and HSC in 2000 to improve health and safety in the workplace and reduce accidents at work with the aim of:

The strategy consists of three parts: a set of improvement targets for Great Britain, a 10-point strategy and 44 action points to improve health and safety.

The Revitalising targets for the health and safety system are as follows:

For more details about HSE strategies, work accident statistics or information about preventing accidents at work visit http://www.hse.gov.uk/.