European Health and Safety Week

Monday 24th – Sunday 30th October

Health and Safety Week is designed to raise awareness of health and safety and is organised by the European Agency for Safety and Health, who have published a site full of news, materials and activities and who describe the week as: “Aimed at people in organisations, companies and workplaces of all sizes and sectors. Everybody involved in occupational safety and health matters is invited to take part, especially safety and health institutions and occupational insurance organisations, trade unions and employers’ organisations, companies, managers, employees and safety representatives.”

The theme is “healthy workplaces for all ages” and the TUC has produced guidance  on the issue. 

The Wednesday of European Health and Safety Week (26th October) is traditionally National Inspection Day when all safety representatives are encouraged to inspect their workplace. HSE advice on inspection and suggested forms are available here .