Do Your Bit Campaign - Safe and Sound at Work

Tuesday, 2nd Mar '10 at 21:38

HSE Safe and Sound at Work WebsiteA new Worker Involvement campaign is soon to be launched. The ‘do your bit’ initiative will run for a year in total and is aimed at both employers and workers in non-unionised Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) amongst construction, manufacturing and transport/storage industry sectors.

Through Premier Partnership, a third party training provider, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will provide subsidised training on basic knowledge of health and safety management and ’soft’ people skills (negotiating, persuasion etc) to allow course attendees to affect change in their own workplaces.

In addition, there is a fully funded joint training course on offer for managers and representatives from any organisation, aimed at helping to establish a shared perspective towards health and safety management.

The initial campaign will kick off with trade press, a dedicated campaign website including some video case studies and a web tool to help explain how to improve worker involvement for both employers and employees.

But that’s not the end of the story. There will also be an ongoing support function, initially through Infoline, but later using innovative communications channels for hard to reach audiences.

Phase 2 of the campaign, which will start in June, will be aimed at these harder to reach audiences. After a period of 12 months, it is hoped that there will be an extra 2,400 safety representatives in non-unionised SMEs with the necessary support to help them make a real difference for the good.

Please see the "Safe and Sound at Work" campaign website for more information:

Do Your Bit - Safe and Sound at Work

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