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Estates Excellence

Posted on 19 June, 2012 (16:33) | News | By: SCoS

Estates Excellence (EE) is a collaborative (non-enforcement led) approach by regulators and partners to support SMEs to improve safety and health in specific areas. The first area in Scotland to benefit from the support of many organisations is the Bellshill and Righead industrial area in North Lanarkshire.  SCoS is proud to help roll out this initiative in Scotland along with HSE, Healthy Working Lives, North Lanarkshire Council and Strathclyde Fire and Rescue who will all be working together to offer support and guidance to businesses in the area.

The initiative will take place in through September 2012 with the emphasis on leadership within business and worker involvement in safety and health initiatives.  Workplace visits, free training sessions and occupational health support will be available free to all participants in the EE area.  A number of activities are being planned to ensure a lasting legacy of improving in health and safety standards and the initiative should be rolled out further across Scotland in the coming year.