What Does HSE Stand for in Construction?

Construction is considered a high-risk industry, so all workers have a right to work on construction sites where everything is in place to ensure they won't get injured on site. It is an employer's legal responsibility to ensure that their staff is safe within the workplace but it's essential for an employee to understand both their own health and safety responsibilities and that of the employers. In this article, we will explore what HSE stands for in construction and how you can ensure safety within a construction environment.

HSE (Health and Safety Executive) is the regulator for workplace health and safety in Britain. So in relation to construction, they help outline potential hazards within the workplace and how to monitor, plan and prevent injury associated with them. Construction is seen by HSE as a high-risk industry so planning and prevention need to be thoroughly conducted for all projects.

Read on to find out more about what HSE is in construction and the guidelines it sets to ensure a safe working environment for you and your employees.