Health and Safety
Each year we consider the full range of interventions at our disposal for managing health and safety risks in the community. We do this by:
- Partnership working
- Motivating senior managers
- Working with the supply chain
- Looking at design and supply
- Sector and industry wide initiatives
- Working with those at risk
- Education and awareness
- Inspections (restricted to category A premises only)
- Working with intermediaries
- Following best practice
- Recognising good performance
- Incident and ill-health investigations
- Dealing with issues of concern that are raised and complaints
Each year we seek to identify and outline areas in which we set our priorities and look to deliver a manageable number of interventions, typically in higher-risk areas.
In determining our priorities, consideration will be given to both the diversity of individual businesses and actual work activities where differing levels of hazard and risk are clearly apparent depending on the nature of the work undertaken.
There are a range of work activities, where the level of risk is either inherently low and/or the duty holders manage the residual risk so well, that the risk profile of the business/sector does not warrant further proactive intervention by regulators.
In considering the topic to be addressed, we choose the most appropriate health and safety intervention with the view of achieving the desired outcomes. The proper use of non-inspection interventions can potentially achieve better overall outcomes than inspections alone and may be just as resource intensive.