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REVISED MANAGING FOR H&S GUIDANCE (HSG65)

Revision of key HSE guide on management nears completion

The latest draft of a ‘refreshed’ HSG65 entitled Managing for health and safety has been made available by HSE. The final version will form a cornertone of the new HSE ‘suite’ of guidance on health and safety management designed to assist all sectors and size of enterprise.

The draft has been prepared following a wide-ranging consultation in Autumn 2011 and is structured on the following lines:

  • Core elements – of managing for H&S and how they can fit with how you run the rest of your business;
  • Evidence – in deciding if you are doing what you need to do to manage health and safety effectively;
  • More detail – on how to deliver important areas of managing for health and safety; and
  • Signposts to other information – available from HSE and other organisations, that may be helpful.

HSE state that:

“the proposition is that the refreshed HSG65 when presented alongside the ‘Toolbox’ and ‘HSMS’, will form a ‘family’ of core guidance that deals with the fundamentals of managing for health and safety, tailored to the level of risk, complexity of individual organisations and knowledge of the user. Each part of the guidance family will have two elements; a microsite accompanied by a hard copy publication (priced for the ‘Toolbox’ and refreshed HSG65).”

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