A new ‘highway code’ for health and safety

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By Ron Reid

‘Managing for Health and Safety’ is a new internet microsite published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) at the end of July.

It has been described by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) as a new ‘highway code’ for safety.

The site is a replacement for the guidance document ‘Successful Health and Safety Management’ (frequently referred to as HSG 65). This new guidance is intended to simplify key concepts that underpin the best practice, in particular that good health and safety management is not something that should be seen as a separate activity but part of the general management, closely connected with the overall governance, of any commercial organisation…

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