HSE publishes local government sensible risk web pages

12 May 2014

HSE has published new web resources on sensible risk management for local government.  These web pages build on HSE’s approach to dealing with health and safety myths through the Myth Busters Challenge Panel.  They are specifically written for use by officers, elected members and health and safety practitioners in local authorities – whether as a training or briefing tool, or as an approach to evaluating individual decisions.  

The resources aim to give officers and councillors the confidence to challenge risk averse practices at source.  They encourage councils to focus their resources on the real risks – such as those found in waste and recycling and construction activities – and challenge them to improve their communication about risk management decisions.