There are many Health and Safety management systems out there that are all designed for one purpose, to make workplaces safer. However, managing health and safety is not just about having a management system in place, a successful systemalso shapes the attitudes and behaviours of the people in your organisation.
In the evolving world of Health & Safety, it’s vitally important to continually improve your processes and procedures. The concept of continuous Improvement has been around a while with articles in the Oxford University Press dating back to 2001. However, it is a term that I have noticed being used more and more in this space. This new approach certainly brings a freshness to an industry that was perhaps going a bit stale.
According to the Health and Safety Executive in theirlatest report (Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorder (WRMSDs) Statistics, Great Britain, 2015):
"In 2014/15 the working days lost due to
work related back disorders was 2,957,000 days
with the average number of days lost per case of 13.3 days.”
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are particularly strict on companies within this sector that are failing to comply with standard regulations.