CIEH welcomes HSE's new strategy - ‘Helping Great Britain Work Well’

Publication Date: 1st March 2016

Subject: Health and safety

Following the publication of HSE’s new strategy ‘Helping Great Britain Work Well’, Tony Lewis, Head of Policy and Education for the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), said:  

“The recent history of health and safety in the UK has focussed on the safety element of the discipline but health and safety is so much more than just preventing accidents. Health and wellbeing in the workplace is an integral part of health and safety and that’s why we are encouraged by HSE’s new strategic direction.

“Environmental health practitioners are on the front line supporting businesses and organisations in all financial climates to develop and implement effective health and safety oversight of their businesses to not only keep staff and members of the public free from immediate harm and injury but to also protect and improve their health and wellbeing.

“We will continue to support our members so that they can engage with businesses, across a range of industries and sizes, to implement robust health and safety policies and we welcome the opportunity to work with our colleagues at HSE on the delivery of the new strategy.”

ENDS 

Notes to editors 

For enquiries, please contact Steven Fifer on: 020 7827 5922 or email s.fifer@cieh.org

Link to HSE’s ‘Helping Great Britain Work Well’ strategy: http://www.hse.gov.uk/strategy/index.htm  

About the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH):   

The CIEH is the professional voice for environmental health representing over 9,000 members working in the public, private and non-profit sectors. It ensures the highest standards of professional competence in its members, in the belief that through environmental health action people's health can be improved. 

Environmental health has an important and unique contribution to make to improving public health and reducing health inequalities. The CIEH campaigns to ensure that government policy addresses the needs of communities and business in achieving and maintaining improvements to health and health protection.  

The CIEH is a leading provider of regulated qualifications and operates in over 50 countries. 

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