Electricity Industry Launches Roadmap to a Healthy Workforce

For Immediate Release: 02/06/2017

The electricity industry has launched a new online tool to provide interested parties with resources and information to help manage occupational ill health, as part of the industry wide effort to deliver world leading health and safety performance.

The Occupational Health Roadmap is a freely available, interactive online repository for anyone to browse, learn, and gain best practice and advice on successful initiatives to tackle occupational ill health risk. It covers all aspects of a successful approach to occupational ill health management, including physical and mental health issues.

The Roadmap has been developed through the industry’s Powering Improvement initiative which brings together electricity companies, trade unions and the Health and Safety Executive in a collaborative effort to deliver the highest standards in health and safety performance. Launched at the recent Safety, Health and Environment Management Conference in Birmingham, the Roadmap is an outcome from the 2016 Powering Improvement focus area of ‘Managing Occupational Ill Health Risks’.

Energy Networks Association Chief Executive David Smith said,

“As an industry we make the safety of the workforce and the public a top priority. It is important that we approach the health of employees in the same way, because everyone has the right to come home safe and healthy after a day at work.

The Occupational Health Roadmap is a valuable resource, which demonstrates how we have collaborated and shared best practice through Powering Improvement to deliver excellent health and safety performance in the electricity sector.”

ENDS

Notes for Editors

  • Energy Networks Association is the voice of the networks, representing the UK’s gas and electricity transmission and distribution networks.
  • The Occupational Health Roadmap is available at www.poweringimprovement.org
  • For further information please contact:

Matthew Pringle

Press and Public Affairs Officer

Energy Networks Association

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