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August/September 2007 (vol. 04/2)

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Workplace Health Connect

Taking SMEs beyond compliance

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Workplace Health Connect, a pilot scheme providing small firms with free workplace health and safety advice, has been running for over a year. We take a look at the latest official evaluation, talk to one of the regional providers and to three businesses that have used the service.

ONLY 3% of UK employers offer employees comprehensive workplace health support and help to get back to work after sickness absence1, and the proportion of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) taking workplace health seriously is even lower2.Workplace Health Connect (WHC) was launched by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as a pilot in February 2006 to help SMEs with workplace.…

Sarah Silcox is a freelance writer.

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Occupational Health at Work August/September 2007 (vol. 04/2) pp28-31

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