Proactive Health and Safety – what do we mean? With respect to health and safety, are you Proactive or are you Reactive? Do you wait for things to happen and then respond? Is so, you are reactive. Most of us do a mixture of the two. We react to certain things and we try to stop others from happening (by being proactive). In the field of health and safety, reporting an accident would be reactive, as would providing first aid and investigating an accident. In this sense, we are reacting to something that has gone wrong. No business wants to be well rehearsed in dealing with (health and safety) failings or in giving refunds for poor quality service or products.
What do we mean by Proactive Health and Safety?
So what is proactive? Well, carrying out a risk assessment is proactive. After all, we are trying to work out what can go wrong and take steps to stop it happening. In this context, proactive is better than reactive. So what sort of things are proactive? Here is a list to get you thinking: Continue reading