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    IMPROVING LEADERSHIP AND WORKER INVOLVEMENT

    HSE launch online H&S toolkit for all construction businesses

    An online Leadership and Worker Involvement toolkit has been launched by HSE after a three-year project carried out by the Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) in collaboration HSE and principal contractors in the construction sector.

    The toolkit is intended to help small and medium sized construction sites improve their health and safety performance through engaging with their workforce. The content has now been uploaded to a bespoke website.

    HSE believe:

    “There is one key insight, based on research, that underpins The Leadership and Worker Involvement Toolkit. When a business benefits from good leadership, and combines this with action to involve the workforce, then a step change in health and safety performance is enabled.”

    There toolkit is divided into 7 Steps, namely:

    1. Step 1: Assess how you’re doing: the Health and Safety Diagnostic Tool (HSDT) will help you to measure your organisation’s health and safety culture;
    2. Step 2: Find the root of the issues: help you engage your workers to find the root causes of any health and safety issues you have on site and learn from your mistakes;
    3. Step 3: Make it fit with what you do: this step will help you to understand the key risks to health and safety in construction. The aim is to show you how leadership and worker involvement can contribute to preventing accidents and ill health on construction sites;
    4. Step 4: Lead this in your company: how to provide leadership on health and safety;
    5. Step 5: What’s in it for your team: motivate your workers by using a range of techniques to clearly spell out the advantages of working more safely.
    6. Step 6: How your team can carry it out: give your workers the right kinds of skills and knowledge so that they work in a safer and healthier way.
    7. Step 7: Make it last: you’ve reached the final step.

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