The first half of 2023 has flown by and it’s been a busy quarter for health and wellbeing. Here are some of our highlights from Q2.
We regularly talk and shout about the importance and value in undertaking stress risk assessments and this was an interesting blog from the HSE about the difference between individual and organisational assessments. “Risk assessments are required by law to indicate potential risks to ALL employees, the extent of that risk, who’s at risk and to start the process of identifying and tackling the causes.” CLICK HERE to read the article.
On the theme of Individual vs organisational, this opinion piece by Rob Stephenson, Founder of FormScore and the InsideOut LeaderBoard looks at the ‘Future of Workplace Wellbeing’ and states “it’s time for companies to shift their focus from ‘fixing people’, to fixing work and operationalising wellbeing initiatives.” CLICK HERE to read the article.
National Highways has launched a range of resources to support businesses in ensuring their drivers remain safe on the roads. CLICK HERE to see the range of resources available.
We particularly found this video of a case study about the lessons learned on driver fatigue from a successful company prosecution. CLICK HERE to watch the video.
The HSE has been carrying out a targeted health inspection initiative focusing on the respiratory risks to construction workers from 15 May 2023 – 14 July. (If you haven’t seen our free checklist, you can download it HERE).
A relevant prosecution was published from the 2022 initiative where a joinery firm in South East London has been fined £20,000 for failing to control its employees’ exposure to wood dust. Read the relevant press release HERE.
We hope you found this round-up useful. To learn more about Health & Wellbeing within the construction industry, and how to take better care of your workforce, check out our other blogs HERE.