How to make health and safety more resilient
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How to make health and safety more resilient

Published: August 25, 2021

Leaders know the importance of planning and delivering successful health, safety and sustainability programmes. But the ability to improve employee health and reduce accidents at work is only measured when put to the test. Resilience is often defined as an organisation’s ability to continue to provide services when struck by events that adversely impact operations. As we have seen with COVID-19, companies that are successfully navigating the crisis are those whose health and safety strategies are more resilient to the knocks and shocks of the pandemic.


However, by focusing solely on the operational resilience of health and safety strategies, leaders miss out on fundamental principles that can bring much more significant transformational benefits to plans and strategies. So what steps should leadership consider to maximise the benefits of adding resilience to the mix? What are the critical qualities required to allow all companies to improve how resilient their health and safety programmes are?

Sebastien Planche

Sebastien Planche

Director, EMEA