23/10/2003

How to control safety risks in organisational change

The British Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published a free information
sheet for employers in major hazards industries looking at how to control
safety risks in organisational change.

This Information Sheet provides guidance on how to manage the impact of
organisational change on their control of hazards. It is aimed primarily at on
– and offshore, chemical and petrochemical industries, though operators of
railways and nuclear installations may also find the information useful when
involved in planning or implementing such changes to their business.

The guidance focuses on change at operational and site level, but is also
relevant to changes at corporate level, which can have a significant impact on
safety at operational level. The information sheet points to changes to roles
and responsibilities, organisational structure, staffing levels and staff
disposition as some of the changes that may have an affect on safety.

Further information


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