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The Hi Standard - Health in Industry Management Standard
The HI standard is a simple self-assessment tool to help you to better manage workplace health risks. It will enable you to identify strengths and weaknesses, set priorities and develop action plans.
You can download the self-assessment tool in Adobe PDF and Microsoft Word formats
Who is this for ?
This tool is for use by managers responsible for health and safety on construction sites. It can be used by companies of all sizes to assess how well they are preventing and controlling employees’ exposures to the risks from construction work that cause ill health and disease.
The basis of good practice.
The tool provides a series of questions, with guidance and examples, based around a six point framework of good practice. The six leading indicators have been designed to help companies to identify the key areas and then introduce, manage and improve their worker health protection (WHP) programmes, ensuring that the health risks are properly recognised, evaluated and controlled.
The 6 leading indicators
Leadership & Commitment
Demonstrate that Worker Health Protection is valued;
Assess the actual risks to health from workplace activities and substances (don’t just list the hazards);
Competency, Training & Behaviours
Ensure that every worker is on board, is competent in, and takes ownership of, their own health risk management at work;
Planning & Prevention
Eliminate and minimise risks to health early on: design and plan them out wherever possible;
Adopt the most effective and appropriate exposure controls to prevent ill health and disease;
Manage Worker Health Protection all the time: over the whole site, before and throughout every project, and from the top to the bottom of the company;
A note about the application of the tool
The HI Management Standard has been designed to help with the management of workplace health risks. Health in the workplace can be seen as a triangle, made up of the three intersecting spheres of:
The HI Management Standard is focused on the first of the above spheres ‘Occupational hygiene: protecting people from workplace health risks’ because getting this bit right is critical in protecting workers and preventing occupational ill health and disease.
Finally, the tool has been designed for use in the construction sector but may be applied to companies in other sectors also.
How to use the Hi Standard.
A brief outline of the Hi Standard and how to use it. Download in .pdf format by clicking on the image below.
Demonstrate your commitment to protecting the health of your workers by pledging here to adopt the HI Standard.
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Download the self assessment tool below.
This tool is for use by managers responsible for health and safety on construction sites.
It contains instructions, 6 assessment framework tools that relate to the 6 leading indicators and finally an action plan. The tool is Available for download in PDF and Microsoft Word Formats.
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