Highways England launches “Home Safe and Well.”
“Home safe and well” is the Highways England fresh new approach to health, safety and wellbeing improvement.
The government-owned company who manage the strategic road network’s vision of ‘No-one should be harmed when travelling or working on the strategic road network’ is summed up in this simple phrase; we all want everyone who works with us and who travels on our network to get home safe and well.
The approach is inclusive and aimed at customers, employees and supply chain with a focus on ownership and outcomes. Together, we will:-
❖ Build a positive health, safety and wellbeing culture
❖ Promote greater ownership
❖ Embrace innovation, and
❖ Place more importance on health and wellbeing across the industry.
Home Safe and Well supports the delivery of Highways England’s first imperative safety, whilst at the same time keeping customer service and delivery at the heart of what it does.
Having looked at their performance since 2015 HE identified six focus areas that are critical to how they will go about improving health, safety and wellbeing for our employees, supply chain and customers. These six focus areas, according to the document and their descriptors are:
Effective leadership-“We will grow and work with the best leaders in the industry, who understand that health, safety and wellbeing is intrinsic to how we do business”
Capable People– “We will have the right people with the right skills, who are experts at what they do and are committed to everyone fulfilling their potential”
Clear Expectations– “Those working for or on behalf of Highways England will know what is expected of them and achieve this safely”
Engaged Stakeholders– “We will involve those who share our passion for what we do and seek out best practice so that we and others can learn from it”
A learning organisation– “As a company, we will have a hunger to seek out learning opportunities so that we can improve. We recognise that this will only be achieved within a fair and just culture”
Health, safety and wellbeing by design- “Health, safety and wellbeing will be considered from the outset in everything we do, and risks eliminated wherever possible”