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    LEADERSHIP AND INVOLVEMENT KEY TO 21st CENTURY SUCCESS

    Hardware and procedures alone are insufficient to sustain long term progress

    The construction industry Leadership and Worker Involvement Toolkit (LWIT) is now a central element of the HSE Construction micro web site.

    The toolkit provides for practical application of the lessons learned during 2 years of research by scientists at the Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) in Buxton, Derbyshire.

    HSL commenced the work after Martin Worthington, Director of Safe and Sustainability, at Morgan Sindall plc and a group of other construction safety professionals approached HSE about how major employers in the UK were taking forward worker involvement and behavioural change to improve their health and safety perfromance.

    This group became the industry partner in a research initiative which lasted three years, and resulted in the LWIT as it appears on the HSE website today.

    Martin Worthington said:

    “the Toolkit is about how leadership in construction health and safety can promote worker involvement, help to control risk and reduce accidents and disease suffered by construction workers.

    The toolkit is targeted at all those who play a role in controlling construction work and particularly those from businesses working on projects involving the work of ten or more people.”

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