RR1067 – Case studies to demonstrate the practical application of the Leadership and Worker Involvement Toolkit (LWIT)

This research explored the use of the Leadership and Worker Involvement Toolkit by five construction
small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to gain an understanding of how it is applied in practice and
the associated benefits as well as challenges. The toolkit is available on the Health and Safety Executive’s
(HSE’s) website to assist SME dutyholders in making health and safety (HS) improvements through
the adoption of leadership and worker involvement practices. The findings from this research provide
insights for HSE and industry on how to encourage construction SMEs to improve leadership and worker
involvement in HS, using the toolkit as a source of advice. How SMEs apply the toolkit will depend on
their own business needs, but the research provides evidence that engaging the workforce in HS matters
contributes to improved HS performance and business gains.

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Article source: http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1067.htm