20 Jan HSE what is it and what you need to know
HSE stands for the Health and Safety Executive – a wealth of support and knowledge for everything Health and Safety. The HSE believe everyone has the right to come home safe and well from their job. That’s why their mission is to prevent work-related death, injury and ill health.
They are proud of the support they provide to businesses – through free guidance and advice. By giving employers the confidence to manage risks correctly, they boost productivity, support the economy and contribute to a fairer society.
HSE helps workers understand how they can stay safe and well.
With roots stretching back to 1833 the modern HSE is an independent regulator with over forty years’ experience helping Great Britain work well. Using world leading science, they have helped protect millions of people from devastating injury and suffering.
HSE leads the way but doesn’t act alone. Everyone has a part to play – employers, unions, trade associations, professional bodies, academics and others.
Working in partnership is one of their strengths. It’s at the heart of how they protect workers and the public.
They concentrate on the most serious risks. They target industries with the greatest hazards, and sectors with the worst risk management record.
They are firm and fair when using their legal powers. Inspection helps check that serious risks are managed sensibly. When things go wrong, investigation helps get to the truth and learn lessons.
They hold employers to account for their failures and get answers for victims and make workplaces safer.
The world of work is always changing. They use science to understand these changes. And that understanding helps us all prepare for the workplaces of tomorrow…so Great Britain continues to be one of the safest and best places to work and do business.
They are the Health and Safety Executive.