SHE Overview

Safety is a core consideration for networks. That means the safety of the public we serve and the workforce that maintains and operates the networks. Working with our members and other stakeholders to maintain and improve the industry’s safety record has been an abiding tenet of ENA. We are guided by a will to learn from the past to ensure our members are equipped for the future.

In 2010 we launched Powering Improvement, a new health and safety strategy for the electricity industries. Its first phase ran from 2010-2015 with a second phase running from 2015-2020. 

Each year an annual theme focusses on a core health and safety issue, and collective guidance material and tools are published setting out how these topics are managed within the industry.

A Journey on Health Roadmap is a free interactive online tool that provides resources and information to help manage occupational health. It covers all aspects of a successful approach to occupational ill health management, including physical and mental health issues.

Powering Improvement followed on from SAFELEC 2010 , a 10-year programme at the heart of which was a of series of high-level numeric targets to reduce accidents and ill-health (a number of which were met and even exceeded).

For over 35 years National Health and Safety Advisory Committee (National HESAC) has drawn together companies and trade unions of the electricity industry - networks, generation and supply - with representatives from the Health and Safety Executive to consider health and safety issues that affect our sector.

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National Health and Safety Commitee (HESAC)