Director leadership through high level H & S performance

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Delivering the solution together:
Leading by example
Effective health and safety leadership
Nick Ratty
Health and Safety Executive
Effective health and safety leadership
HSE core strategic goal
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To encourage strong leadership and the
importance of a common sense approach to
health and safety in the workplace at all levels.
The Health and Safety of Great Britain \\ Be part of
the solution
Effective health and safety leadership
Key messages
• Health and safety leadership is all about accountability
• It means taking ownership of risk and accepting
responsibility for managing it
• A health and safety leader is the person who drives cultural change
by winning the hearts and minds of directors, managers, workers and
contractors
• A leader ensures that health and safety becomes ‘the way we do
business around here’
• Most importantly, good leadership maintains a focus on the
real health and safety issues
Effective health and safety leadership
What is it really about?
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Leaders are visible and demonstrate a clear commitment
to health & safety
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They have personal involvement – checking what is
really happening – asking questions
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A clear understanding of the organisation’s risk profile
(agreed at Board level)
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Setting the direction for the organisation
Effective health and safety leadership
What is it really about?
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Challenging the organisation to deliver improved health
and safety performance
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Open and transparent communication and consultation
A genuine commitment to worker involvement
Ensuring that a critical business risk is managed
effectively
Effective health and safety leadership
The business benefits
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A healthier and safer working environment and workforce
Increased trust, respect and co-operation
Greater employee engagement and involvement
Improved efficiency, productivity and sustainable growth
Enhanced organisational image and reputation
Reduced costs
Reduced risk of legal action against individuals and the
organisation
Effective health and safety leadership
Making in happen?
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HSE will continue to recognise and support the work of BPCF, CHARGE
and others in promoting effective health and safety leadership
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Our Inspectors will routinely focus on leadership as part of their
assessment of H&S management
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We are happy to work closely with the industry to develop a clearer
picture of what effective leadership in health and safety looks like in
practice
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We will encourage the production of case studies, benchmarking tools
and the sharing of good practice
Effective health and safety leadership
Thank you

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