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    2024 Health & Safety Report

    Exclusive insight from the health & safety professionals

    Striving for Excellence

    In a volatile environment, Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) is more important than ever to ensure businesses can operate responsibly and employees can flourish.

    Produced by RS in association with Health and Safety Matters, our 2024 Health & Safety Report takes an in-depth look at the profession, outlining how confident those working in it feel and the challenges they anticipate over the next few months.

    There are four sections to the report which focus on:

    • Managing EHS capabilities: a look at competence, culture and confidence
    • Business strategy and compliance
    • Personal protective equipment
    • A look across industries

    The result of quantitative and qualitative analysis of more than 891 responses from professionals of every seniority, this report offers a definitive snapshot of health and safety across the UK and Ireland.

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    The report’s key themes

    Cautiously confident

    Organisations are largely positive about their health and safety capabilities but it’s important that a culture of complacency does not creep in and that issues such as mental health get the attention they deserve.

    Embracing health and safety strategies

    Health and safety professionals are adopting different strategies to ensure people are safe, and that includes a focus on developing talent. However, concerns remain about how effectively they measure performance.

    PPE provides vital protection

    Personal protective equipment (PPE) is the last resort for ensuring the safety of employees. But while supply shortages are easing, there are other challenges with which buyers must get to grips to ensure it is fit for purpose.

    Research background

    *This report is based on a survey of 891 Health and Safety professionals in the UK and Ireland conducted in November and December 2023, alongside in-depth qualitative interviews with selected respondents and experts in March 2024.

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