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    NEW APPROACH TO HIGHWAYS HEALTH AND SAFETY

    Highways England launches ‘Home Safe and Well’ strategy

    A new approach to health, safety and well-being improvement, known as Home Safe and Wellhas been announced by Highways England. The HE vision is that:

    “No-one should be harmed when travelling or working on the strategic road network. Summed up in this simple phrase; we all want and need, to get home every day to the people we love and for the things that we love doing.”

    The approach is “inclusive” and aimed at customers, employees and supply chain with a focus on ownership and outcomes. The HE will, with others:-

    • Build a positive health, safety and well being culture
    • Promote greater ownership
    • Embrace innovation, and
    • Place more importance on health and well being

    HE state that Home Safe and Well supports the delivery of safety which is their first imperative, adding that:

    “We’ve come a long way since 2015 when our five-year safety plan was first published. The five-year plan provided a strong foundation from which to learn and improve as our industry adapted to new challenges. Home, safe and well takes this one step further; it is more than a set of actions, it is an approach marbled through everything we do.

    HE has taken a collaborative involving a range of people from inside and outside our organisation.

    Risks eliminated by design where possible

    HE has looked at its performance since 2015 and identified six focus areas that are critical to how HE will go about improving health, safety and well being for employees, supply chain and customers. The six focus areas and their descriptors are:-

    1. Effective leadership – “We will grow and work with the best leaders in the industry, who understand that health, safety and wellbeing is intrinsic to how we do business”
    2. Capable People – “We will have the right people with the right skills, who are experts at what they do and are committed to everyone fulfilling their potential”
    3. Clear Expectations – “Those working for or on behalf of Highways England will know what is expected of them and achieve this safely”
    4. Engaged Stakeholders – “We will involve those who share our passion for what we do and seek out best practice so that we and others can learn from it”
    5. A learning organisation – “As a company, we will have a hunger to seek out learning opportunities so that we can improve. We recognise that this will only be achieved within a fair and just culture”
    6. Health, safety and well being by design – “Health, safety and well being will be considered from the outset in everything we do, and risks eliminated wherever possible”

    These areas will form the backbone of HE during the roads investment period from 2020 to 2025.

     

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