There’s nothing old-fashioned about health and safety

Our work began in 1833, and we still work towards the same goal. Work should be a risk-free, non-hazardous activity that everyone can enjoy without fearing for their health or safety. What’s changed? Put simply, our technology base.

Today, we’re a thoroughly modern, independent regulator. We touch virtually every employment sector, using science and technology to help protect millions from injury and suffering. When it comes to holding people to account, our legal powers are an option but we also work as proactive partners. We also work alongside unions, trade associations, professional bodies, academics and others. Collaborating benefits everyone. For us, it helps us create more robust and effective regulatory frameworks.

The world of work is constantly changing and evolving. Horizon-scanning to predict future trends and patterns helps us stay ahead of risk.

We are why Britain is one of the safest places to work on the planet.

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